Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.
As we start constructing our ranking of public sector productivity gains, existing analyses of the relative importance of countries are useful. An important resource available is the Global Competitiveness Report of 2011-2012 produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF). We will be adding the efficiency enhancer ratings from this report to our computations.
Faced with budget constraints, governments at all levels are taking a hard look at how services can be delivered more cost-effectively. We believe information technology will continue to play a big role in public sector efficiencies.A research driven initiative to monitor and assess effective e-government implementations is needed.