GGI has found the development of eGovernment an important avenue for achieving good governance. See below for more information about the initiatives the GGI eGov Project currently covers: the GGI China eGovernment Development Index and the GGI Online eGov Self-Assessment Tool.
The first trial of GGI’s e-government protocol, the China eGovernment Development Index was conducted in China at the request of the Government of Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang, and with the strong support of the U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund, Stanford Law School, Zhejiang University, and the China Rule of Law Research Institute.
GGI’s experience in China has allowed it to develop an online self-assessment tool to ultimately benefit other stakeholders around the world. Allowing users to inexpensively assess e-government services and implement recommendations for making these services more effective, the tool seeks to make governments more responsive and potentially more accountable.
GGI and Microsoft are collaborating on the Government Futures Project. We are analyzing the current state of e-government in China and Mexico to assess both governments’ future needs. The study uses lessons learned from GGI’s work in Hangzhou to examine how governments at all levels can utilize new technologies to better engage with businesses and citizens and improve governance and participation in a digital world.