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Professor Jane Fountain gave a keynote address at "eGovshare 2009: eTransformation in Public Administration from e-Government to e-Governance: Sharing Experiences" in Antalya, Turkey

Professor Fountain’s keynote, “E-Government: Institutional Challenges and Building Regional Knowledge Sharing” addressed the major institutional hurdles to and developments in e-government in the United States over the last decade. It also outlined steps taken by the current administration to use new technologies to bring about openness in government.

The conference brought together more than 300 public managers, professionals, researchers, and academics from 50 countries to examine and share practices, ideas, and research about the opportunities and challenges facing electronic government initiatives.  
eGOVsharE is a joint effort of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the eGovernment Centre (eDEM) of Public Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East (TODAIE) and the Turkish International Cooperation & Development Agency (TÄ°KA), in collaboration with the Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).

Following the keynote, Professor Fountain also lectured and met with researchers, advocates and government decision makers in Ankara and Istanbul.

For more information about Fountain’s research and the National Center for Digital Government, visit the Center’s website at

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