Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Developments and Policy in Governance

Abdulquadri Risikat Adenike


Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been an enhancement for political, social, economic and any form of development that takes place in developed nations. Nearly all services being rendered by private and public sectors as role players in governance are used to deliver qualitative services through ICT and since these tools have undeniable proofs, they are being used to reinforce governance in most countries. Since the benefits are obvious and too visible to be ignored, developing nations have also plugged to its use for governance. Most developing nations aspire to realize their vision of joining the league of global economic giants in the year 2020. Good governance with ICT as a core pilot will pave the way for the accomplishment of such vision. Without mincing word, the paper maintained that ICT contributes to good governance. This paper presents ICT development and policy in governance. The taxonomy of ICT developments and policies in government, security, education, recruitment, etc., and ICT benefits in governance were also considered. It was therefore recommended in the paper that individuals or groups from different sectors especially in developing nations should strive to make Information and Communication technology a reality to individuals at reduced and convenient cost for easy accessibility.

Keywords: ICT, governance, development, policy

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