Currrent Issue: Volume 3, Number 1, 2015


Application of IS-Balanced Scorecard in Performance Measurement of e-Government Services in Kenya

1School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

American Journal of Information Systems. 2015, 3(1), 1-14
doi: 10.12691/ajis-3-1-1
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Grace Leah AKINYI, Christopher A. MOTURI. Application of IS-Balanced Scorecard in Performance Measurement of e-Government Services in Kenya. American Journal of Information Systems. 2015; 3(1):1-14. doi: 10.12691/ajis-3-1-1.

Correspondence to: Grace  Leah AKINYI, School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. Email:


This research applied the Balanced Scorecard concept to audit performance of e-Government services at Kenya Revenue Authority. An analysis was made on how KRA developed performance measurement data. A systematic study of the existing performance tools was carried out in establishing the basis for conceptualizing the Information Systems Balanced Scorecard. Various dimensions of e-Government services were measured and a tool was proposed that would assess the quality dimensions of the e-Government services from a management perspective. The proposed tool was validated using i-Tax service of KRA. We list the indicators and metrics to be used to measure the performance of e-Government services. This research suggests an adoption of an IS-BSC which measures and evaluates e-Government services from four perspectives: business value, user orientation, internal process and future readiness. The research concludes with recommendations to help governments develop a performance measurement mechanism to assess the impact of investing in e-Government. Considering that performance measurement is a prerequisite to e-Government efforts to audit services and assure citizen of government’s accountability, the findings will be beneficial to ministries adopting e-Government initiatives as they will gain an understanding about the mixed method of using metrics in IT governance balanced scorecard.



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