2010 E-Government Web Portal Excellence
Virtual Awards Ceremony
To recognize innovative efforts in digital governance, the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark conducted an online "virtual" awards ceremony on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. (EDT).
To view the awards ceremony:
The 2010 E-Government Web Portal Excellence Award is based upon the Rutgers E-Government Performance Index. A research study utilizing that index was conducted jointly by the E-Governance Institute at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark and the Global e-Policy e-Government Institute at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea. Co-sponsored by Public Technology Institute (PTI), the study listed the following cities among the top five in digital governance:
- Hong Kong;
- New York; and
This virtual awards ceremony recognized these five cities.
The award recognizes municipalities around the world that have developed innovative and sophisticated government websites based upon a survey instrument designed by the E-Governance Institute. The survey instrument for evaluating municipal websites systematically utilizes the comprehensive Rutgers E-Government Performance Index by classifying 98 measures over five categories:
- Services; and
- Citizen Participation
The research focuses on the largest cities around the world, based on their populations. Evaluating each municipality's website in its native language, the survey highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each in terms of the five subject areas and then ranks the municipalities on an overall basis and within each category.
Marc Holzer, Phd, Dean and Board of Governors Professor,
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) Rutgers University-Newark
For more information:
Dean Marc Holzer