OMAR AZFAR is associate professor of economics in the department of public management at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. An expert on corruption, decentralization, and other aspects of governance, he regularly gives advice to the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other development agencies. He is the coeditor with Charles Cadwell of Market-Augmenting Government: The Institutional Foundations for Prosperity(University of Michigan Press, 2003), which suggests that markets work best when governments provide an effective legal infrastructure that allows exchange to be voluntary and reliable.
HELMUT DRÜKE is the head of e-government studies at the Institute of Electronic Business in Berlin, Germany. He is also assistant professor of political science at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Leipzig. He was part of the project team that supported the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology in providing e-government at the local level in Germany. He is the editor of Local Electronic Government: A Comparative Analysis, with 50 case studies in seven countries.
KENNETH M. DYE is a chartered accountant with wide experience in the public and private sectors as an auditor, accountant, and senior executive. He is currently an independent international development consultant serving supreme audit institutions around the globe. He served as Auditor General of Canada from 1981 to 1991. He was the founder and first chair of the Development Initiative of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions