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Final WSIS Targets Review

Achievments, Challenges and the Way Forward

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The main objective of this report (Final WSIS Targets Review: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward) is to provide policy-makers with a comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of the WSIS commitments, and in particular the WSIS targets. It emphasizes the importance of ICTs for development, and the need to track these. The report is expected to highlight the lessons learnt from the WSIS monitoring process and to deliver an input to the debate on the post-2015 agenda, including discussion of possible targets and future indicators.

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Connect all central government departments and establish websites

Target 6 reflects the growing importance of e-government in terms of connecting government departments and equipping them with a web presence. The Geneva Plan of Action (ITU, 2005) called for developing national e-government initiatives and services to achieve greater transparency and accountability at all levels of government for better service delivery. E-government as a tool for public sector reform and development enables better inter-organizational linkages and consolidation of government systems, improvements in service delivery and efficacy in government functioning.

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