eGIF4M - Interoperability Framework for Mozambique

The project, financed by UTICT (the Technical Unit for the Implementation of e-Government in Mozambique) run in 2009 and was carried out in collaboration with the University of Trento and CREATE-NET.

The goal had the goal of defining an interoperability framework for the e-Government systems of Mozambique and defining an implementation plan to carry out the transition. The definition of the framework presented some interesting challenges due to the need of taking into account some specific requirements typical of a fast-growing, developing country, among which we mention:

  • The centralized, top-down approach typically associated to any interoperability framework had to be reconciled with the fast, decentralized, and loosely controlled development of IT solutions going on in Mozambique
  • the standardization process, typically comprising the different technical layers to guarantee proper interoperability of the IT systems, had to be "lifted" at the software management and development level, to simplify longer-term maintainability of the IT solutions integration of manual and automated processes had to be taken into account the framework had to be scalable and flexible in order to make its adoption sustainable in the longer term.


  • Shvaiko, P., Villafiorita, A., Zorer, A., Chemane, L., & Fumo, T. (2010). eGovernment Interoperability Framework: a case Study in a Developing Country. In C. G. Reddick (Ed.), Comparative E-Government (1st ed., Vol. 25). Springer. Retrieved from

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  • Shvaiko, P., Villafiorita, A., Zorer, A., Chemane, L., Fumo, T., & Hinkkanen, J. (2009). eGIF4M: eGovernment Interoperability Framework for Mozambique. In M. Wimmer, H. J. Scholl, M. Janssen, & R. Traunmüller (Eds.), EGOV (Vol. 5693, pp. 328–340). Springer.

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    Project Info

    • Type: UTICT, Government of Mozambique
    • Period: 2008-10-01 - running
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