Building e-Governance for Development: A Framework for National and Donor Action

  title={Building e-Governance for Development: A Framework for National and Donor Action},
  author={Richard Heeks},
  journal={Political Institutions: Bureaucracies \& Public Administration eJournal},
  • Richard Heeks
  • Published 18 February 2001
  • Political Science
  • Political Institutions: Bureaucracies & Public Administration eJournal
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