E-Government for Development is "a major contribution toward the awareness, planning and implementation of e-government programs in developing countries. The initiative of the Italian government, the private sector and civil society to contribute toward the implementation of e-government in countries that have not — or have only partially — exploited the use of ICTs to transform public administrations into efficient, transparent and enabling instruments for social and economic development. . . . The aim is to implement specific government applications of a reference model of the functions and services of a digital public administration in priority areas defined by those countries."