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Australia 7th in eGovernment rankings

28 March, 2008
By Allison Orr

Japan’s Waseda University Institute of E-Government has released its eGovernment rankings for 2008.  This is the 4th annual report of its type by Waseda university. 

The report evaluates 34 countries against 26 indicators in six sectors.  Australia has been ranked 7th this year, falling one place from last year.  In all but one of the six sectors, Australia received a ranking in the top ten.   The USA has retained its top position, a ranking it has held across the four reports.  

This year’s report highlights the emergence of Web 2.0 as a means for providing interaction and participation for citizens: "These tools allow citizens to propose their ideas or comments to their governments easily, and, in a similar way get feedback from government."

For more details and the full list of rankings, see the report from Waseda University.

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