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The Bangladesh national biometric database: a transferable success?
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University. (Informatics/ICT4D)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7907-6037
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University. (Informatik/ICT4D)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3713-346X
2010 (English)In: Electronic government and the information systems perspective / [ed] Kim Normann Andersen, Enrico Francesconi, Åke Grönlund, Tom M. van Engers, Nerlin, Germany: Springer , 2010, p. 189-203Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Having a reliable voter list for conducting free and fair elections in Bangladesh was earlier considered unachievable due to political instability, widespread corruption, and weak and demoralized leadership. However, in 2008 the PERP project succeeded in building the world’s currently largest biometric database covering the entire Bangladeshi voting age population, 80 million people. This paper describes the PERP project as well as the history of failed projects and analyses success factors based on the IS implementation literature. This is an interpretive case study where both primary and secondary data have been used. The key finding is that the major reason behind the success was to get the project done in a ‘politically controlled’ environment where the people worked in a highly structured management system following a concrete and realistic roadmap. The implications of this finding are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nerlin, Germany: Springer , 2010. p. 189-203
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 6267
Keywords [en]
Biometrics database, Preparation of Electoral Roll with Photographs (PERP), Bangladesh Election Commission, Bangladesh Army, UNDP, Controlled democracy, eGovernment
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Information Systems Human Aspects of ICT
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Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-12263DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15172-9_19ISI: 000285524600019Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-78049425464OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-12263DiVA, id: diva2:357774
Conference
First international conference EGOVIS 2010, Bilbao, Spain, August 31-September 1, 2010
Available from: 2010-10-19 Created: 2010-10-19 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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