Weed out failure



The Government will axe failing e-business projects and offer financial incentives to individuals who successfully implement the electronic service...



The Government will axe failing e-business projects and offer financial incentives to individuals who successfully implement the electronic service delivery of government services.

The move, part of a £1bn investment over three years, announced by prime minister Tony Blair, will see the Government making efforts to ensure that e-government is "joined up" - with services focused on the public needs, rather than government departments.

The Government admitted, in a new Performance and Innovation Unit report, that:

  • It is not doing enough to maximise use of online services

  • The incentives to realise the full potential of service delivery may be absent

  • E-government needs a stronger, Cabinet-based, six-monthly focus

  • Parts of government still perceive electronic service delivery as an optional extra, and not central to its business.

    The 124-page report, mirrors the Performance and Innovation Unit's similar report published last year on the Government's e-commerce efforts as a whole.

    If the Government is to meet its online services target by 2005 it will have to:

  • Set up an "incubator" project, which will develop new ideas in isolation, test them, create prototypes, and then roll them out quickly

  • Sharpen financial incentives for electronic service delivery, introducing new bonus schemes to reward successful delivery

  • Make funding for electronic government projects conditional on "robust departmental strategies and rigorous appraisals of project proposals"

  • "Ruthlessly weed out" any unsuccessful government e-ventures.

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