Integrating budget transparency into e-government websites

M. Ernita Joaquin, Thomas J. Greitens

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This chapter provides a basic template that governments can use when integrating budgetary information into any type of e-government website. Building on previous scholarship on citizen participation, budgeting, and budgetary transparency in e-government, the template divides budgetary information into two broad categories: process-based information that gives citizens a better understanding of budget decision-making and their avenues of participation, and outcome-based information that shows citizens the types of revenue collected by the government and how those revenues are used. We examine these two categories of budgetary information on state governmental websites in the United States and find that as governments increase the technological presentation of budgetary outcomes on their websites, a decline in the presentation of some types of budgetary process information occurs. We suggest that regardless of the sophistication of the e-government website, governments must present information on both the budgetary process and outcomes for true budgetary transparency via e-government to occur.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Government Website Development
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Trends and Strategic Models
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781616920180
StatePublished - 2010


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