International development agencies carry out development projects in order to promote ‘good governance’ standards. Increasingly, electronic government (e-government) projects are being initiated in Less Developed Countries (LDCs) with the goal of ‘e-enabling’ good governance in the public sector. However, the contribution e-government can make to achieving good governance is not without controversy. This essay classifies the relevant literature according to the predominant schools of thought, categories of good governance, available empirical support and theoretical perspectives. On the basis of this classification, an evaluation is carried out. The areas of analysis are scope/focus of the research, empirical foundations and term definitions. The essay concludes that the revealed research gaps show that an adjusted problem focus and more empiric underpinning is required.
How to Cite:
Hesse, J., 2007. Electronic Government – The Key to Good Governance in less Developed Countries?. iSCHANNEL, 2(1), pp.29–32.