Even though e-governance is not a new phenomenon, it has been discussed as a strategy of combating corruption, ensuring people’s participation, transparent and citizen-centric administration, providing better services at the least cost and thus ensuring good governance in developing nations. The government in Bangladesh has taken e-governance as one of its major development policies in ensuring good governance. This paper tries to explore e-governance initiatives in Bangladesh and their implementation.
Are existing institutions capable of applying these initiatives? What are the challenges of practicing e-governance initiatives? Answers to these questions have been explored from both primary and secondary sources. Findings suggest that lack of awareness, the absence of a long-term strategic plan, centralization, and the novelty of e-based public official culture are the major threats in implementing e-governance initiatives in Bangladesh.