Digital stagnation hits Digital Bangladesh

Posted on May 10, 2010  /  3 Comments

Websites are not signboards. Information in the web must be updated immediately. But Daily Star said the Bangladesh government’s various websites are nothing but digital signboards. They are full of outdated and irrelevant contents. Citizens need information to interact with the state. But the bureaucracy tends to keep everything close to its chest. Such pervasive inhibition has made civil service the crucible of corruption. It overshadows the future of Digital Bangladesh, which is the present government’s election pledge. Culture of disseminating information is the precondition of development. Deployment of technology may wait.


  1. Rohan Samarajiva

    Naming and shaming the government organizations may be a solution. When we at LIRNEasia assessed the Asian regulatory websites and published the findings, there were good responses, not from all agencies, but at least some.

  2. It seems govt officials in BD are not really clear about how to achieve digital BD goal. Launching a website once, some with few forms to download, but working in the same old process, rather makes life more difficult. Bureaucrats find it not easy to maint website yet work in same old system. I think, govt offices must re-engineer its working procedure and go online first, private sector will follow soon automatically.