Recently, BRICS countries have emerged as a powerful economic block envisaging to provide economic assistance to the member states. With the most populous countries, BRICS deserve a focused research to interrogate ICT in public value creation. Using Data Envelopment Analysis, the present study found that ICT transformed public value in BRICS countries by 0.4301, with India being the top performer (0.9984) over the period 2005 to 2014. Russia is the least performer by scoring 0.0516 regardless of its highest ICT development. Further, Brazil, China and Russia performed below fifty percent and below the BRICS average score. Findings further indicate that high ICT development is not necessarily a determinant for high ICT efficiency in creating public value. The current study has theoretical, methodological and policy implications.
Mimbi, Lucas and Bankole, Felix Olu, "ICT Efficiency in Creating Public Value, 2005-2014: A Cross-National Enquiry of BRICS Countries" (2016). GlobDev 2016. 9.