Transparency of web portals of rural gminas in Łódź Metropolitan Area

Słowa kluczowe: information and communication technologies, information society, metropolitan area, rural area, socio-economic development


In the present world information and knowledge are important elements of
the local course of every stage of the civil service. Information delivered to local
community contributes to achieving a high local identity level. Development of information
function in gminas is being extorted by permanent progress in the scope
of the information and communication technologies (ICT). In local society, the
most important way of holding information should be Internet. It is important because
more and more households in rural area have opportunities to the access to
the Internet. Local society can use websites erected by local governments to disseminate
information about functioning and action picked up in administrative
districts to local actors. Transparent websites are becoming a source of information
as well as they let achieve the competitive edge above other gminas.
An attempt of assessment of providing information by authorities and usefulness
of this information from a socio-economic development point of view is
the purpose of the paper. Building transparent and available websites for local society
is the important task for local governments, because well-informed society
participates in local life and in local undertaking picked up by authorities. This is
important, especially in the rural gminas located in metropolitan areas which must
achieve the competitive edge above other gminas. The paper shows that that the
information constituting the indispensable element of social and economic processes
becomes more and more universal and serves publicizing and nationalizing
decision-making processes.


Feltynowski M. 2009, vol. 6. Transparency of web portals of rural gminas in Łódź Metropolitan Area. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2009, vol. 6/ 07