Improving the Provision of Government E-information Opportunities in Tanzania

The Internet has the potential to improve public administration, service delivery, and citizen engagement. In the early 2000s, the Tanzania government adopted online government information provision and established the technical standards and guidelines for government websites in 2014. E-information stands for provision of information via government websites and social media pages. The latest research shows that the government ministries provide many e-information opportunities, and citizens utilise them, but some other critical information is missing on their websites. This brief has two purposes: first, to illustrate the extent of and factors influencing e-information adoption; and second, to suggest the way for improving its adoption. The mixed-method approach was used to collect and analyse data while Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) theory established by Rogers supported the analysis. Data sources were websites and social media pages of government ministries, government officials, and academics and researchers.