The aim of the thesis is to examine if the e-governance initiative in Egypt can contribute to poverty reduction. The study utilizes people-centered indicators by employing Sen's "capability approach" where Sen shifts from the traditional understanding of poverty as derivative of insufficient resources to a new perspective which incorporates the lack of capabilities and opportunities into the definition of the term. The thesis concludes that IT is not the determinant cure that can transform the mode of governance within the government sector in a way that can contribute to poverty alleviation. The transformation of the governance mode for enhanced human development requires different core policy changes that are not IT-related and that cannot be found on the pre-prepared agendas of donor agencies.
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MA in Political Science
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(2005).E-governance in Egypt: A New Methodology to Poverty Reduction [Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Niazi, Shahdan Mahmoud. E-governance in Egypt: A New Methodology to Poverty Reduction. 2005. American University in Cairo, Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
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