In support of the UNPACS (United Nations Public Administration Country Studies) Portal, UNPOG has been entrusted with ensuring the completeness of information on e-Government in the Asia and Pacific region (38 countries and 1 sub-region).
UNPOG has led the UNPACS Research Project to cover e-Government—one of the four main themes of UNPACS, with a core focus on 1) National e-Government Institutions and Officials; and 2) National e-Strategies.
The research on National e-Government Institutions and Officials was conducted by using a newly developed UNDESA template (format), which built on and incorporated existing UNDESA CIO Profiles and e-Government Strategies. In terms of the output, 56 documents with essential information on National e-Government Institutions and Officials from 37 countries and 1 sub-region in Asia and the Pacific were developed. In addition, a list of key e-Government Officials at national level in the Asia and Pacific region was produced.
Furthermore, National e-Strategies (about 300 documents) in the Asia and Pacific region that were stored in the Stellent Document Management System were also extensively reviewed. Upon review, the National e-Strategies for 15 countries which had not been covered previously were identified. Moreover, additional research was done to verify and update the existing information on National e-Strategies for the 23 other countries and 1 sub-region.
The successful completion of the UNPACS research initiative for the Asia and Pacific region could be considered as a 'pilot project' that will help advance the development of UNPACS in the other five regions.