Jordan E-Government Challenges and Progresses


  • Muhannad Anwar Al-Shboul The University of Jordan
  • Izzat Alsmadi Yarmouk University



E-commerce, government information systemsl, Digital certificates, Certification Authority, e-business, PKI, digital signature.


For several years, Jordan has been working in building and improving its e-government infra structure. As a result, there have been some improvements in the position of Jordan e-government relative to the worldsâ?? e-governments (according to some reports). However, some metrics and statistics about the online users do not indicate that there is a large percent of Jordanian citizens who are using or utilizing e-government websites. This research tries to evaluate the progresses and weaknesses in those websites. It also focuses on the lack of local certificate authorities in Jordan as one of the major factors that is limiting the overall online business and activities in Jordan. There are few websites in Jordan that are certified (by international third parties). This forces those websites to outsource trust to third international parties. Digital certificates are one of the major required parts for building an infrastructure for the e-government in particular and the e-business in general.

Author Biographies

Muhannad Anwar Al-Shboul, The University of Jordan

Computer Center Assistanat Researcher

Izzat Alsmadi, Yarmouk University

Department of Computer Information Systems Assistant Professor




How to Cite

Al-Shboul, M. A., & Alsmadi, I. (2010). Jordan E-Government Challenges and Progresses. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 3(1), pp. 37–41.