The Role of Egovernment in Combating corruption in the Public Sector in Yemen

Ikhlas Sharaf Alhammady


Corruption is generally considered to be one of the most significant
impediments to economic development and good governance; while
E-government is considered as a tool to promote transparency and reduce
corruption. It is more than true, especially in the least developed
countries; Countries that have invested more in e-government have
also seen more reduction in the levels of corruption. Clearly, there
was a need for strengthening research on e-government as a tool for
combating corruption, which at present is largely a-theoretical and
descriptive. This research focused on different projects of e-government
in Yemen and that might be helpful to reduce corruption. The
statistical analysis used a modified Klitgaard corruption model, which
included factors of intervention of middlemen in addition to monopoly
power, the discretion of officials and the absence of transparency. The
purpose of this research was to study the direction and significance of
the relationship between e-government and combating corruption in
the public sector in Yemen. The results of this research revealed that
the use of ICT in the form of e-government can make important headway
to reduce corruption. Also, the results of this research support the
hypotheses that e-government limits both positively and significantly
monopoly power, discretion, and intervention of middlemen, as well
as increases transparency.

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