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e-Government project strengthens regional network in the Americas


Building on the IDRC and Organization of American States partnership which established the Network of e-Government Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean (RED GEALC) in 2003, the joint project Innovations in e-Government in the Americas has strengthened regional capacity to generate and share research evidence. Targeted capacity building and dissemination activities have resulted in a greater ability of both individuals and institutional actors to access research results. This in turn has improved citizen access to public services by linking policy-relevant evidence to government practice.

In an effort to showcase some of the major impacts of the IDRC project, the OAS dedicated its July 2012 issue of the Foro e-Gobierno OEA Boletin (available in Spanish only) to the project. Information related to the RED GEALC network can be found on the website

On 26 and 27 November 2012, Costa Rica will host the second ministerial meeting and fourth meeting of national e-government authorities in the region to agree on a two-year strategic plan and to officially present the project's impacts and outputs.