Blockchain Technology for Enabling Transparent and Traceable Government Collaboration in Public Project Processes of Developing Economies

Ebizimoh Abodei, Alex Norta, Irene Azogu, Chibuzor Udokwu, Dirk Draheim

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Abstract

Infrastructural development is a significant determinant of economic growth. It remains an elusive pursuit for many developing economies suffering from public infrastructural project failures. Although the causes of these failures are identifiable, they remain persistent. Government corruption has been identified as the primary cause of project failures amidst a host of other causal factors, spurred by the ambiguity in public service administration. These factors heighten capital expenditures and hence, the need for more transparent systems in public infrastructural project planning and -delivery. This research uses a case-study methodology to examine the importance of public involvement in addressing the causes of failures in public infrastructural project planning and -delivery. Using Nigeria as a case, the findings from conducted interviews and a document review support the proposition of a technologically collaborative approach in addressing the causes of public infrastructural project failures. The institutionalization of transparency-enhancing blockchain systems are vital in government and public involvement in the processes of public infrastructural project planning and -delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Transformation for a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century - 18th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2019, Proceedings
EditorsIlias O. Pappas, Ilias O. Pappas, John Krogstie, Letizia Jaccheri, Patrick Mikalef, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Matti Mäntymäki
PublisherSpringer
Pages464-475
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030293734
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event18th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2019 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 18 Sept 201920 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11701 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference18th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2019
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period18.09.201920.09.2019

Keywords

  • Administration
  • Blockchain technology
  • Collaborative public governance
  • Policy
  • Public infrastructural development
  • Smart contracts

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