Digital Government and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Towards an Analytical Framework

Rony Medaglia, Gianluca Misuraca, Vincenzo Aquaro

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Abstract

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are shaping the global agenda by extending the notion of sustainability beyond the realm of environmental impact, to include economic divides, social inclusion, and institutional impacts in a coherent whole. Digital technology in general, and digital government initiatives in particular, can play a key role in supporting the achievement of these goals. In this paper, we focus on the relevance of the SDG agenda for digital government research. Based on our analysis of 291 studies in the area of digital government and sustainable development, we map examples of empirical studies against each of the 17 SDGs, highlighting foci and gaps in the existing body of research. Drawing on the findings, we provide inputs for a research agenda in digital government that systematically tackles the way digital government can help achieving the United Nations’ Agenda 2030.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research : Digital Innovations for Public Values: Inclusive Collaboration and Community, DGO 2021
EditorsJooho Lee, Gabriela Viale Pereira, Sungsoo Hwang
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateJun 2021
Pages473-478
Article number3463736
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384926
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Event22nd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Digital Innovations for Public Values: Inclusive Collaboration and Community - University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, United States
Duration: 9 Jun 202111 Jun 2021
Conference number: 22
https://dgsociety.org/dgo-2021/

Conference

Conference22nd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research
Number22
LocationUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha
Period09/06/202111/06/2021
Internet address

Keywords

  • Digital government
  • Sustainability
  • SDG

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