Comparative Study of E-government Foresight Projects in the World in Order to opt as the Benchmark for Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Prof. of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Prof. of Public Administration and IT, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

3 M.Sc. of Management and IT, Faculty of Economics and Management, Sistan and Baluchestan University, Zahedan, Iran


Objective: In Iran, E-government foresight project hasn’t been done yet, and we couldn’t find a specific model for it in the world. The aim of this research is presenting an e-government foresight framework based on comparative analysis and benchmarkingin the world.
Methods: having reviewed the related literature, 18 e-government foresight projects were identified all around the world among which 8 indicators were extracted. They include Methods, Project territory, Sponsors, Participants, Project Objectives, Influential factors, Uncertainties, and Outputs and Outcomes. Shannon entropy was used to determine these indicators among the pervious related literature.
Results: The results showed that the best indicators for e-government foresight project are: time horizon for less than 10 years, Project territory: national, and the government as the important sponsor, participants: between 51 to 200 people. To do so, Expert Panel, Scenario Writing and Roadmap are considered as the suitable methods Cultural-Social factors are claimed to be the most important factors, and designing scenarios and providing vision are the most important Outputs.
Conclusion: At the end, some suggestions are presented for e-government foresight project that address policy makers and planners in Iran. The implementation of e-government projects requires a futuristic plan based on stakeholder consensus. In order to implement this project, the experiences of other countries are discussed in this paper can be used as guidelines for policymakers and planners in Iran.


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