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Expert Group Meeting on “E-Government for Sustainable Development”

March 18, 2015

The Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) organised an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) entitled "United Nations E-Government Survey 2016: E-Government for Sustainable Development”, which was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 16 to 17 March 2015.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide a platform for experts to (a) exchange views on challenges emerging issues and trends related to e-government for sustainable development, (b) identify possible thematic areas, emerging issues and e- services relevant to the United Nations E-Government Survey 2016 from a sustainable development perspective, (c) review the Survey’s methodology and discuss possible assessment measures for the identified issues and e-services.

A total of 17 participants from 16 countries participated and from UN, total of 9 staff including 6 from eGB/DPADM and 3 from UNPOG/DPADM participated. A total of five sessions were carried out during the two-day EGM, including two plenary sessions and three sessions with parallel working groups. The format of the Plenary Session 1 consisted of three introductory presentations, while the Plenary Session 2 consisted of plenary discussion of the focus questions. The following sessions included parallel working group discussion and plenary wrap-up.

Among the participants from UNPOG, Mr. Yao presented the key highlights from the consultations on advancing the Survey’s conceptual framework during Session 5.


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