Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

9-2007

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Originally published in Public Organization Review, Volume 7, Issue 3, DOI 10.1007/s11115-007-0031-6. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com

Abstract

This paper reports the results of a survey of 400 respondents in Ethiopia about factors generating corruption and the potential of e-Governance to mitigate corruption. It is suggested that e-Governance can help not only in weeding out corruption but also in the establishment of sounder government citizen relationships in Ethiopia. While e-Governance cannot cure all the structural factors that breed corruption in the society, strategic implementation of e-Governance can help improve the critical variable in combating corruption—government citizen relationships. It isargued that while e-Governance initiatives can make important contributions to improving public services they can best do so by helping improve overall relationships between governments and citizens.

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Date Posted: 27 February 2014