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Lucky Benson

Title of thesis

An Examination of E-government in the Delivery of Public Services in Nigeria: A Policy Transfer Approach

Summary

Many studies have been conducted on e-government in less developed countries across Africa. The studies revealed that e-government has already arrived Africa as an imported concept from the technologically developed countries.

Governments in less developed countries across Africa were motivated to adopt the use of e-government in the delivery of public services because of its potential benefits.

Despite the existence of many studies on e-government across Africa, none of the existing studies in less developed countries across Africa use a policy transfer approach to examine the endogenous and exogenous pressures for e-government policy transfer across Africa. This is important because of the link between the pressures for policy transfer and the outcome of transfer.

The factors that facilitate or constrain implementation of e-government in less developed countries across Africa are under researched. The extent to which e-government has transformed the delivery of public services is considers to be in need of more research. Both theoretical and empirical gaps still exist that need to be filled.

This study seeks to reduce the aforementioned gaps by first investigating the endogenous and exogenous pressures for e-government policy transfer in Nigeria.

Secondly, the local contextual factors that facilitate or constrain its implementation. Thirdly, the extent to which the use of e-government has transformed the delivery of public services in Nigeria will be examined.

To achieve these objectives, the study adopts a comparative research design, qualitative method of data collection, and qualitative comparative analysis for data collection and analysis respectively.

Academic Supervisors

  • Prof David Richards
  • Dr Liz Richardson

Research interests

Public policy, E-government, and public sector reforms

Contact details

Email: lucky.benson@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk