Managing Records as Reliable Evidence for ICT/ e-Government and Freedom of Information in East Africa (2010 â 2011)
Between February 2010 and September 2011, the International Records Management Trust conducted the Managing Records as Reliable Evidence for ICT/ e-Government and Freedom of Information in East Africa research project, with funding from the International Development Research Centre.
The project involved conducting seven case studies and carrying out consultations with stakeholders in the fields of public administration and records and information management, primarily representing the eastern and southern African region. Drawing on these findings, the project developed five training modules
This project involved consultations with government officials and records professionals from 38 developing countries through face-to-face, electronic and video conference meetings. It also carried out 13 case studies and developed two assessment tools: the Records Management Capacity Assessment System (RMCAS) and the E-Records Readiness Tool.
This project studied international experience of civil service censuses and civil service databases, within and outside the World Bank.Â Eight case studies were carried out across several continents to present a range of perspectives and draw lessons from international experience, including identifying some essential ingredients for success.
The aim of the project was to develop a methodology to allow members of the public, civil society organisations, civil servants, politicians and records and information professionals to come together to improve access to government information. Two pilot workshops were held, in Tanzania and Ghana.
The aim of the research was to provide a means of improving government financial accountability by strengthening accounting records systems. The project outputs included a reference model to integrate records management into accounting system reform projects and case studies from Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe on the relationship between accounting records and financial management accountability.
This study explored the management of personnel records in paper and electronic format. It examined strategies for establishing control of personnel information systems in Uganda, Ghana and Zimbabwe, to illustrate different strategies adopted for implementing systems at different stages of implementation.