Continuation from the previous post - E-government for Tunisia (E-Tunisia) : Help to move forwards
We, the people, are the government
E-consultations constitute interactive “tell-us-what-you-think” on-line services where ordinary citizens, civic actors, experts, and politicians purposively assemble to provide input, deliberate, inform, and influence policy and decision making. E-consultation is complimentary to existing practices.
E-consultations are also more formal and structured than discussions in the informal virtual public sphere. They tend to have a set duration, agenda, employ the use of moderators, with topics for discussion pre-defined by the host.
There are five common types of e-consultations:
- question and answer discussion forums
- on-line polls
- e-petitions or on-line testimonies
- editorial consultations
- population coverage
- transparency and disclosure obligations are vital (with confidentiality only applying on matters of a personal nature)
- usual distrust towards new electronic applications
- balance of central and local power
- 10 million people
- huge diversity in education and income
- political instability
- lack of a comprehensive Internet infrastructure
- the top African country in the UN e-government study 2010
- high level of the IT local resources
Solution architecture will be another post .