Regions

Author:G. Arévalo Nieto/E. Fernández Vicente/J.A. Messía de la Cerda Ballesteros/J.A. Rubio Blanco
Pages:153-192
 
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4.- Regions
For the regional analysis, we should mention that there was no data
available for regions, neither on the Eurostat website, nor on other servers. In
order to conduct a first approach to a regional study, we have analyzed the 45
regional servers of the regions in Spain (19), Italy (29) and Portugal (7). We
have tested these 45 websites through a short version of the questionnaire
circulated through our partners. This analysis served only as an indicator of
regional discrepancies within each country. Once we calculated these indicators,
we weighted them according to the national value from the UN Global e-
Government Readiness Report data.
Before going through the regional analysis, we should highlight that the
comparison of their sites should be taken with care, since NUT II regions of
these three countries have different enpowerment, due to the different political
systems.
4.1. e-Government and e-Participation
Assessment
As in previous chapters, we start with e-government and e-participation
assessment.
Web Measure Index
If we rank the position of these regions, we can identify the following
groups:
Rank Region WM
Index
1Friuli - Venezia Giulia - (Objective 2) 0.666
2Liguria – (Objective 2) 0.660
3Basilicata – (Objective 1) 0.620
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4Tuscany – (Objective 2) 0.605
5Lombardy - (Objective 2) 0.602
6Puglia – (Objective 1) 0.596
7Sicily – (Objective 1) 0.587
8Campania – (Objective 1) 0.584
9Abruzzo – (Objective 2) 0.582
10 Calabria – (Objective 1) 0.576
11 Molise – (Objective 1) 0.555
12 Marche – (Objective 2) 0.538
13 Sardinia – (Objective 1) 0.529
14 Veneto – (Objective 2) 0.523
15 Lazio – (Objective 2) 0.511
The first fifteen regions belong to Italy, but there is no clear relation
between this indicator and the degree of development of the region, since we
can find some objective 1 regions of the ERDF funds within this group.
Rank Region WM
Index
16 Emilia – Romagna – (Objective 2) 0.497
17 Trentino - Alto Adige – (Objective 2) 0.473
18 Azores – (Objective 1) 0.460
19 Piemonte – (Objective 2) 0.459
20 Basque Country – (Objective 2) 0.445
21 Valle D'Aosta – (Objective 2) 0.444
22 Cantabria – (Objective 1) 0.433
23 Comunidad Valenciana – (Objective 1) 0.433
24 Umbria – (Objective 2) 0.432
25 Asturias (Principado de) – (Objective 1)) 0.428
26 Alentejo – (Objective 1) 0.428
27 Catalonia – (Objective 2) 0.426
28 Galicia – (Objective 1) 0.426
29 Castilla y León – (Objective 1) 0.419
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30 Rioja (La) – (Objective 2) 0.412
31 Canary Islands – (Objective 1) 0.402
32 Melilla – (Objective 1) 0.400
Within the second group we can find seventeen regions with values
between 0.400-0.500. This group is made up of the other five Italian regions,
two from Portugal and ten from Spain.
Rank Region WM
Index
33 Centro – (Objective 1) 0.398
34 Castilla-La Mancha – (Objective 1) 0.395
35 Algarbe – (Objective 1) 0.394
36 Navarra (Comunidad Foral de) – (Objective 2) 0.393
37 Murcia (Región de) – (Objective 1) 0.390
38 Madrid (Comunidad de) – (Objective 2) 0.386
39 Balearic Islands – (Objective 2) 0.383
40 Andalucía – (Objective 1) 0.364
41 Aragón – (Objective 2) 0.364
42 Lisbon – (Objective 1) 0.355
43 Norte – (Objective 1) 0.330
44 Ceuta - (Objective 1) 0.308
45 Extremadura – (Objective 1) 0.203
R. A. Madeira – (Objective 1) n.a.

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