The United Nations E-Government Development Database (UNeGovDD) is a benchmarking tool that provides a comparative assessment for monitoring progress of a country’s E-Government Development from 2003 to 2012. As such it provides an interactive snapshot picture of a country’s E-Government Development in the world. The primary source of data for the e-Government Development Database comes from the United Nations Global E-Readiness Reports and Survey. This section of the Development Database contains an introduction to the UN mission as it relates to e-government and also provides the UNeGovDD E-Government Framework, which establishes the foundation for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) efforts. The UNDESA is a vital interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action. The Department works in three main interlinked areas: (i) it generates, compiles and analyses a wide range of economic, social and environmental data and information on which Member States of the United Nations draw to review common problems and to take stock of policy options; (ii) it facilitates the negotiations of Member States in many intergovernmental bodies on joint courses of action to address ongoing or emerging global challenges; and (iii) it advises interested Governments on the ways and means of translating policy frameworks developed in United Nations conferences and summits into programmes at the country level and, through technical assistance, helps build national capacities.