One focus of the EGAP Program is the digital transformation of Ukraine’s oblasts.
Our portfolio contains numerous solutions for local government agencies to improve the quality of administration, and interactions between the government and the community, to foster social innovations, and to reduce the digital divide at the oblast level.
Digitalization will also ensure speed and quality in the decision-making process at government agencies and improve the provision of services to the public.
Locally, we have been cooperating with oblast state administrations (ODAs), local executive bodies (LEBs) and community organizations (HOs), and actively supporting:
During the first phase, 2015-2019, the EGAP Program was able to pilot a number of innovative approaches and instruments at the oblast level—specifically, in Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa Oblasts:
The second phase of the EGAP Program, 2019-2023, focuses on five targeted oblasts: Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk and Odesa. 40 communities will be selected on a competitive basis to be involved in the digital transformation process.
A key component of this work is carrying out digital audits and basing detailed digital transformation plans on their results. Going forward, these plans will be implemented in cooperation with local governments and civil society. We plan to continue to work together with government agencies at the oblast level and to pilot innovations in oblast centers.
With the installation of contemporary IT, e-government and e-democracy tools, and the provision of training for both specialists and ordinary residents, transparent and open communication is growing between the government and its citizens in the selected communities, corruption is going down, and public access to administrative services has become much easier.
One important result of this activity is the emergence of digital community success stories, which encourages even more oblasts to get involved in the digitalization process.