Comparative Analysis Framework of Policies / Strategies / Programs in e-Government

by Jamal Shahin, Free University Brussels, Belgium. This white paper intends to lay out a proposal for a framework for comparative analysis of policies, strategies and programmes in eGovernment. It first defines the difference between a policy, strategy, and programme in general terms (Section 1), and then offers a critical reflection of the predominant approaches to understanding the relationship between these (Section 2). The paper offers an insight into the way that developed trends in technological and societal development influence the process of policy, strategy and programme design and implementation (Section 3). This white paper then goes on to examine the case of the European Union (and notably the European Commission) to highlight the validity of this framework (Section 4). Concluding the paper, the final section (Section 5) will indicate further areas for research and use of the framework.