SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.16 issue1Toward a Public-Policy Centered Municipal Government: Advances and Shortcomings in the Cuba CaseUnderstanding and Assessing Local Resilience in the Occurrence of Forest Fires author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Retos de la Dirección

On-line version ISSN 2306-9155


WOLPES ALVAREZ, Oscar Antonio. Challenges of the Electronic Government to Transform Public Administration in Cuba. Rev retos [online]. 2022, vol.16, n.1, pp. 126-156.  Epub Apr 20, 2022. ISSN 2306-9155.


To show the challenges of electronic government based on current digital government development, and the demands of public administration changes in Cuba. Methods and techniques: Empirical methods, observation techniques, and documentary review, along with interviews of IT staff, scholars, and public officials. Main results: The challenges of electronic government to make an effective digital government from a local perspective and to establish a data-centered government were determined.


Although Cuba has capacities to face the challenges of a digital government, and transit from an electronic government to a data-centered government, there are still shortcomings and deficiencies that hinder the speed of this process. This paper shows some of the main challenges of the electronic government to meet that goal today.

Keywords : electronic government; e-government; digital government; data-centered government; digital transformation of public administration.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )