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E-Government Readiness: The Performance of the OIC Member Countries

Today we are living in an era of speed due to the technological progress, particularly in information and communication technology (ICT) tools, which has a deep impact on each and every process in both public and private sector. This impact has been felt even in the most remote geographical areas of the World due to the widespread use of ICT tools. These technologies are adopted by the governments to transform the public policy, processes and functions to better serve the needs of their citizens.

Enhancing Economic and Commercial Cooperation Among OIC Member Countries

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) added the issue of enhancing economic and commercial cooperation among its member countries to its agenda shortly after its establishment in 1969. Considerable efforts have been so far spent at various OIC levels to develop means and modalities of joint cooperative action in this regard. Two OIC plans of action for economic and commercial cooperation were adopted by the Islamic Summit in 1981 and 1994, respectively. The main objective of these plans is to develop a structure and mechanism for economic and commercial cooperation among the OIC member countries and help them face the ever-changing global economic conjuncture.

OIC Member Countries: Economic Performance and Human Development, 2000-2007

The 57 OIC member countries are dispersed over a large geographical region in four continents, extending from Albania (Europe) in the north to Mozambique (Africa) in the south, and from Guyana (Latin America) in the west to Indonesia (Asia) in the east. As such, the OIC countries as a group account for one sixth of the world land area and more than one fifth of its population. They constitute a substantial part of the developing countries and, as a group, are well-endowed with a high economic potential in different fields and sectors such as energy and mining (mainly oil and gas), agriculture and arable land, human resources, and a vast strategic trading region.