The overall goal of the E-government Strategy is for New Zealand to “be a world leader in using IT to realise its economic, social, environmental, and cultural goals, to the benefit of all its people.”
We certainly spend taxpayer money pursuing this goal. Last year 64% of public sector agencies expected to spend money on a new/upgraded website in 2008/09, and 53% expected to spend money on new/upgraded online services.
However, despite spending all this money New Zealand is falling behind in public sector innovation. Read more »