The Prevention of Corruption as A Result of Implementing E-Government: A Geographical Review of Indonesia


  • Dini Verdania Latif, Djoko Roespinoedji Faculty of Economics and Business, Widyatama University, Bandung


E Government, public transparency, West Java, Indonesia


E Government is the use of information technology in government. In Indonesia, E Government began to be developed since 2003 based on Presidential Instruction No.3 of 2003 concerning national policies and strategies for the development of E-Government Indonesia, and then followed up on Presidential Regulation No. 95 of 2018 concerning Electronic-Based Government Systems. The regulation instructs the government to prioritize public transparency. E-governance can reduce corruption risks so that government can run more efficiently and avoid corruption. The existence of public transparency can provide an opportunity the public to control public officials. One case related to e government occurred in DKI Jakarta. The budget contained in e-government is considered to be unreasonable budget and can indicate corruption. There is a budget for the purchase of Rp 82 billion glue, Rp 124 billion ballpoint, Rp 213 billion paper, Rp 400 billion printer ink, Rp 31 billion eraser and Rp 31 billion calculator for public elementary school students. This happens because there is no public transparency when making budget plans. Usually, the plan is always uploaded on the site every year. With transparency, the public can monitor budget allocations from the planning stage. Cases like this might be possible in the implementation of e-government in other cities or districts in Indonesia. This study aims to analyze the implementation of city and district e government in West Java, Indonesia. It is expected that the results of this research can find obstacles that exist during the implementation of e government so that the government can implement better policies. The method used in this research is website content analysis. The analysis is done by examining whether the content on the e-government website meets the criteria for financial transparency or not. The results showed that only 1 website was transparent in presenting financial information because the website had all the criteria set