According to the Global e-Policy e-Government Institute at SKKU University, “The evaluation based on the E-Government Performance Index is very meaningful because it is a continuing collaborative effort between western and eastern points of view on e-government research. It will guide the desirable future directions of e-government strategies for municipalities worldwide.”
The competitiveness of Seoul’s e-government has been recognized by several reputable organizations such as the UN Public Service Awards and the WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards. Many cities around the world are now benchmarking Seoul’s e-government system. The city of Seoul has signed MOUs for e-government cooperation with 10 cities around the world such as Moscow, Ulaanbaatar, Nairobi and Barcelona.
Seoul city will host the Inaugural General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments on September 6 to 8, 2010. At this assembly the following issues will be discussed: launching international cooperative network through ICT, achieving green economic growth using IT, promoting citizen participation by sharing best practices and bridging the digital divide by supporting developing countries. This assembly will lay the groundwork for Seoul’s global leadership in terms of e-government.
Source : Seoul Metropolitan Government