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Many countries are in the process of transitioning from primarily paper-­based administrative systems to digital systems through the application of information and communication technology (ICTs) as part of e-­Government initiatives. Though much has been written about the positive power of technology and information to support greater transparency and accountability and, by extension, development, this paper discusses literature relating to the unintended consequences and downside risks for transparency and accountability associated with the way recorded information is produced and managed in digitally enabled developing country public sector contexts.

About the Presenters

Victoria Lemieux