2016 Country Reports

Country reports are one of the most important products ICA provides for its member countries. They offer immense value, provoking great discussions at ICA conferences and offering information and learning opportunities for our members. All of the respondents to our ICA member survey said the country reports were useful to them; 80% found the country report process to be effective as well.

They are unique and differentiate ICA from other international organizations. The collection of statistics, trends, insights and analysis in these reports, and the summary report we publish each year, are not available in one place anywhere else. They afford ICA members an invaluable perspective on the status of ICT in government and insights into common areas of national concern.

ICA recognises that your Country Report can duplicate work done elsewhere in completing similar Annual Reports for home consumption. Where this takes place and where agreement is obtained from local authorities for such information to be made available to ICA we would be happy to accept these reports as part or all of your own Country Report.

For 2016, ICA would like for you to emphasize the information which applies for your country for the following items that have been identified as of particular interest and concern.:

  • How does your government define Open Government and what are the strategies to implement it?
  • To what extent do suppliers, customers and your legal framework constrain/ influence your Strategic Planning?
  • What consideration and allowances does your Strategy Plan make for delivery of services within the evolving technologies (leveraging of Cloud; 4G/LTE/5G; IOT and social media, instant messaging and the like)?
  • As information becomes global have you programmes or plans on automatic open data sharing at cross-agency, national or multi-national level.

To help new members and delegates, the Country Report could cover:

  1. Brief description of the Government Structure within your country including references to further information. Identify the major organizations that have responsibilities for managing and overseeing the use of information technology within government and any significant changes that have occurred in the past year.
  2. The Strategic Approach towards a digital e-Government
    • Has your strategic plan been revised - outline the highlights
    • How are you using targets/goals for service delivery
    • Is the role of the CIO changing.
  3. Organisational Issues
    • Integrated service delivery and cross-government collaboration
    • Measurement of progress in e-government
    • Global initiatives in training, funding and procurement.
  4. Operational Issues
    • Governance structures to improve service transformation
    • Primary methods of providing information and services to citizens
    • Use of innovative technologies n service provision to citizens.
  5. Any other issues not covered above that you would wish to highlight
    • Other new; innovative or emerging issues (and any problems)
    • Any item you may wish to be included or emphasised on your behalf in the Country Report Summary.

As mentioned above, this year’s conference is our golden anniversary conference, ICA’s 50th. With this in mind, we plan to look far into the future then to look back 50 years. We will conclude by looking at the present and next few years. We want your country to participate in a world tour. Along with your country reports, we would like you to send the one image or presentation slide that best represents your national strategy for digital government. There will be a very brief opportunity on the first morning of the conference for each country to present their strategy using the image you send. The idea is to spend about two minutes on each country's strategy and to have every country participate. It would be great if you could think about your two minute narrative in advance. This will help to highlight key elements of your plan for other participants.

Your country report along with the Golden Anniversary image can be sent directly to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Submission Deadline July 15th, 2016

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Previous Conferences

2023: 57th ICA Conference
Digital Services: Going from Smart to Intelligent and Beyond

2022: 56th ICA Conference
Looking ahead to 2030; The digital playbook

2021: 55th ICA Conference
The New Normal: A radical leap to digital, one giant step for digital society.

2020: 54th ICA Conference
Scaling Towards a Future-Ready Government: People-Tech-Governance

2019: 53rd ICA Conference - Bucharest, Romania
Seamless Government | anticipating citizens’ needs

2018: 52nd ICA Conference - Helsinki, Finland
Transforming Nations - from e to d to AI

2017: ICA 51st Conference - Tokyo, Japan
Bold Digital Government- Leading through disruption

2016: ICA 50th Golden Anniversary Conference - Medellín, Colombia
Digital Government: Designing for the citizen experience

2015: ICA 49th Conference - Stockholm, Sweden
Unleashing mobile government - addressing societal challenges

2014: ICA 48th Conference - Ottawa, Canada
Smart Investments for Future Digital Government

2013: ICA 47th Conference - Lisbon, Portugal.
Future Ready Government – Navigating the Changes

2012: ICA 46th Conference - Jerusalem, Israel
Connected Society – Bridging the Gap

2011: ICA 45th Conference - Taipei, Taiwan
Innovative Government – Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

2010: ICA 44th Conference - Washington, DC, United States of America
Open Government – Making It Work

2009: ICA 43rd Conference - Brussels, Belgium
Leveraging ICT in Government to Address Economic Instability

2008: ICA 42nd Conference - Seoul, South Korea
Anticipating the Challenges of Our Next Generations

2007: ICA 41st Conference - Dublin, Ireland
Building Trust through Transformational Government

2006: ICA 40th Conference - Guadalajara, Mexico
Whole Of Government - Filling the Holes

2005: ICA 39th Conference - Salzburg, Austria
Anticipating the Citizen's Needs in the 21st Century

2004: ICA 38th Conference - Limassol, Cyprus
E-Gov FAQs: Searching for the Right Answers

2003: ICA 37th Conference - Tallinn, Estonia
Real-time Government: Collaboration at the next level

2002: ICA 36th Conference - Singapore
Innovating and Transforming Government through Information Technology

2001: ICA 35th Conference - Sydney, Australia
Integrated Service Delivery: Changing the Role of Government

2000: ICA 34th Conference - Ontario, Canada
Government Solutions for an Interconnected World

1998: ICA 32nd Conference - Helsinki, Finland
At the gates of Millennium - Taking  stock

1997: ICA 31st Conference - Sydney, Australia
Integrated Service Delivery - Changing the rôle of Government

1996: ICA 30th Conference - Budapest, Hungary
Electronic Government in the Information Society

1995: ICA 29th Conference - Malta
Getting the most from IT

1994: ICA 28th Conference - Vienna, Austria
Redefining and redesigning the business of government 

1993: ICA 27th Conference - Versailles, France
IT in Public Administration - Competing for quality

1992: ICA 26th Conference - Jerusalem, Israel
IT Coordination and Cooperation

1991: ICA 25th Conference - Atlanta, USA
Anniversary Conference. The economics of IT in government – are the benefits real? 

1990: ICA 24th Conference - Interlaken, Switzerland
Management of the IT function

1989: ICA 23rd Conference - Oslo, Norway
Renewal and modernisation of public administration 

1988: ICA 22nd Conference - Estoril, Portugal
Office information systems today - reality and expectations

1987: ICA 21st Conference - The Hague, The Netherlands
Strategic planning for IT - getting value from information

1986: ICA 20th Conference - Bonn, Germany
Information technology for the end-user

1985: ICA 19th Conference - Madrid, Spain
New opportunities offered by network technology

1984: ICA 18th Conference - Nicosia, Cyprus
Policies and strategies for information processing in government 

1983: ICA 17th Conference - Vedbaek, Denmark
Automated decision support systems for administration

1982: ICA 16th Conference - Killiney, Ireland
Organising for information processing in government

1981: ICA 15th Conference - Malmö, Sweden
Privacy, data protection and administrative efficiency

1980: ICA 14th Conference - Jerusalem, Israel
Office automation in government

1979: ICA 13th Conference - Bath, UK
Managing scarce ADP resources in government administration

1978: ICA 12th Conference - Helsinki, Finland
Managing mini & micro revolution

1977: ICA 11th Conference - Brunnen, Switzerland
Changing rôle of central bodies concerned with ADP in government

1976: ICA 10th Conference - The Hague, The Netherlands
Anniversary Conference. ADP in government – achievements and prospects

1975: ICA 9th Conference - Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Public administration data bases

1974: ICA 8th Conference - Paris, France
Interdependence between public data processing and social milieu 

1973: ICA 7th Conference - Ottawa, Canada
Structure of governmental ADP policy, procurement etc

1972: ICA 6th Conference - Berlin, Germany
Relations and informatics between different levels of government 

1971: ICA 5th Conference - Rome, Italy
Long term planning - impact of communications on government ADP 

1970: ICA 4th Conference - Washington DC, USA
Management information systems for government, the legislature, procurement etc 

1969: ICA 3rd Conference - Jerusalem, Israel
Formulation ADP policy, organisational structure, ADP in economic and social planning etc 

1969: ICA 2nd Conference - Oslo, Norway
Definition of ICA activities

1968: ICA 1st Conference - Edinburgh, UK
Inaugural Conference



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