UNU Operating Unit on Policy-driven Electronic Governance

Building Governance Capabilities

As a forward-thinking policy-oriented entity, we lead innovation, actively exploring and advocating emerging technologies to transform public service delivery on a worldwide scale.

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MCIT Signs MoU with United Nations University on E-Governance

MCIT and UNU sign MoU to enhance e-governance in Qatar, focusing on research, capacity building, advisory services, knowledge exchange, and networking

29 May 2024


10 Years - Celebration Event

UNU-EGOV's anniversary celebration event at the Centro Cultural Vila Flor in Guimarães.

23 May 2024


Celebrating 10 Years of EGOV: 2014-2024

During this year, several events and initiatives took place to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of UNU-EGOV, culminating on May 23, 2024, exactly ten years to the day of the agreement's signature between UNU and Portugal. Know more about our unit here.
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10 Years of EGOV


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14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

Co-organised by UNU-EGOV, this in-person conference will focus on the theme Smart Digital Governance for Global Sustainability.




Our annual conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance is set for Pretoria, South Africa, this year and has launched its Call for Papers, with the submission deadline of April 21st, 2024.

Current Projects


Global Assessment of Responsible AI in cities (AI4Cities)

Enhance city governance with AI through a global survey assessing the technology's use, focusing on service design and human-centered data, to inform robust policy recommendations.

28 Oct 2022


Local Online Service Index (LOSI) Network

Enhance local e-governance globally via the LOSI Network, assessing online services in cities to guide policies, improve access, and foster international collaboration.

09 Jan 2023


ePART4GOV An Integrated Project Framework for e-Participation and Governance Mechanisms

Enhancing Saudi governance through e-participation & user feedback.

09 Mar 2023


Dynamic Capabilities for Digital Government Transformation: Leading Emerging Technologies in the Global South

The research project develops a framework of dynamic capabilities for public organisations to use emerging technologies for digital transformation.

01 Sep 2023


Accelerating the digital transformation of the public sector of Qatar

Supporting Qatar’s MCIT to improve digital transformation by providing analysis, recommendations, advice, and capacity development.

17 Jan 2023


Knowledge Hub Digital

Enhance global e-Governance by analyzing legal frameworks across ten jurisdictions, identifying best practices, and delivering targeted training via webinars and in-person sessions.

04 Sep 2023


Governance Models for Collaboration and Coordination in Public Sector Digital Transformation

The research project aims to develop a theory and a model of governance for e-Governance collaboration and coordination in different contexts.

04 Apr 2023


State-of-Affairs Report on Sustainable Development Goals for Qatar

Assessing digital transformation's role in achieving SDGs, this report offers insights and recommendations to enhance sustainable development.

10 Nov 2023