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Armenia

Integrated social services (AM0041)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Armenia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and separated subdivisions Interested non-governmental organisations in the social protection sector, Armavir Development Center NGO

Policy Areas

E-Government, Open Data, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

7. Open & Social: Access to integrated social services and raising awareness
Commitment Start and End Date: Commitment Start: November 2018
Commitment End: August 2020
Lead implementing agency Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
Person responsible from lead implementing agency Arman Sargsyan
Title, Department Director of the National Institute of Labour and Social Research
E-mail ceo.arman.sargsyan@nilsr.am; arman.sargsyan@mlsa.amPhone +374 10208344
Other actors involved Other state actors involved Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and separated subdivisions
Civil society, private sector Interested non-governmental organisations in the social protection sector, Armavir Development Center NGO
Issues subject to regulation Performance of the commitment is conditioned by the need to ensure continuity and logical end of the activities being implemented under Commitment 7 of the Third Action Plan of Open Government Partnership of the Republic of Armenia. Within the scope of provision of integrated social services, nearly 80 social protection state programmes are being carried out, which also imply various kinds of services with various preconditions and procedures. In this regard, there is a need for public awareness and a need to make social services more accessible, which will ensure transparency of state-citizen relations, raise the level of confidence and repress manifestations of corruption.
Around 80 social protection programmes operate within the system of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, which mainly presume services provided to the public, and each programme presumes, as a rule, a multiple-factor business process, information regarding which is not properly perceived by the public. In this respect, there is a need for ensuring sustainable, complete, accessible, targeted and manageable information on the sector of social protection among the public, which will, as a result, raise the public awareness and contribute to the suppression of corrupt practices within the social services due to the lack of awareness by the beneficiary, as the citizen will have a better knowledge of his or her rights. As a result, the beneficiary must be informed — in case of selection and entry of information about him or her — about the social services available specifically to him or her, the procedures for benefiting therefrom, the geography of provision of services, as well as relevant non-state organisations providing mapped social services. For example, the beneficiary shall — as a result of entry of information about him or her — be automatically informed about how probable is the possibility of receiving — by him or her — family insecurity benefit or benefiting from the programme for providing social apartments, how and where he or she must receive that service, what alternatives exist in organisations providing non-state social services, etc. That is to say, the beneficiary will be able to manage the indicators of his or her availability to social services by himself or herself.
Main objective Through the innovation tools developed within the scope of the Open&Social Commitment, accessibility of information about social services classified and presented automatically with online public participation, public participation in the process of evaluation of social services and rating of organisations providing services will be ensured, providing access to social services and raising public awareness.
Brief description of commitment Introduction of the Open&Social instrument, based on collection, co-ordination and analysis of data.
OGP challenge addressed by the commitment Improvement of public services, promotion of public integrity
Relevance to OGP values By this commitment, the processes ensuring public participation will help raise the quality of services provided by the state, will help essentially reduce the uncertainty of the public about social services in terms of information and will help raise the level of public accountability.
Ambition Raising the level of effectiveness of social services through feedback regarding the quality of those services, ensuring accessibility of information and public participation.
Promotes efforts for implementation of SDG Goals or Targets

Verifiable and measurable criteria for performance of commitment
Start Date:
End Date:
Ongoing Actions
Introducing the "Open&Social" instrument at http://www.esocial.am on-line information system of integrated social services for the purpose of ensuring access of the beneficiary to information on the social services that are available for him/her, as well as mapping of organisations providing social services within the whole territory of the Republic of Armenia.
November 2018 August 2020
Creating a platform and developing and revising existing solutions, where the public will be provided with an opportunity to give scores to the specific service and the organisation providing this service, and as a result of analysing these scores, such services and organisations functioning in the social protection sector will get a certain rating. Revising, based on opinions of beneficiaries, services being provided, simplification of working procedures, reduction of time. November 2018 August 2020


Armenia's Commitments

  1. Open data in official declarations

    AM0035, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  2. Government grant transparency

    AM0036, 2018, Fiscal Transparency

  3. Beneficial ownership register

    AM0037, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  4. Modernization of community website

    AM0038, 2018, E-Government

  5. State water Cadastre

    AM0039, 2018, E-Government

  6. Land cadastre

    AM0040, 2018, E-Government

  7. Integrated social services

    AM0041, 2018, E-Government

  8. UNIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATION

    AM0042, 2018, Capacity Building

  9. exploring medical assistance program

    AM0043, 2018, E-Government

  10. Platform for submitting petitions

    AM0044, 2018, E-Government

  11. public service dashboard

    AM0045, 2018, E-Government

  12. State Travel Transparency

    AM0027, 2016, E-Government

  13. Accountability for Grants of the Government

    AM0028, 2016, E-Government

  14. Transparency of the State Budget

    AM0029, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  15. "Open Data" in Official Declaration:

    AM0030, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  16. Portal for Community Decisions.

    AM0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Accountability Licensing

    AM0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. Accessibility of Integrated Social Services

    AM0033, 2016, E-Government

  19. "One-stop-shop" Pilot Project Within Military Registration Offices

    AM0034, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Digitization and publication of data in the “Republican Geological Fund” SNCO

    AM0016, 2014, Extractive Industries

  21. Ensuring transparency in mining

    AM0017, 2014, Extractive Industries

  22. Ensuring public awareness about health care financing

    AM0018, 2014, E-Government

  23. Ensuring transparency of asset and income declarations of the RA high-ranking officials

    AM0019, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  24. Online broadcasting of the State Procurement Appeals Board sessions

    AM0020, 2014, E-Government

  25. Community microsurvey introduction in 10 communities

    AM0021, 2014, E-Government

  26. Ensuring open, transparent, participatory and accountable process of state policies and legislative reforms

    AM0022, 2014, E-Government

  27. Public awareness on the lawmaking activity of state governance bodies

    AM0023, 2014, E-Government

  28. Ensuring transparency of the election of Governing Boards of the RA general secondary education institutions and of the annual budget planning and expenses of RA general secondary education institutions

    AM0024, 2014, Education

  29. Knowledge and capacity building of public servants in the freedom of information and anticorruption field

    AM0025, 2014, Capacity Building

  30. Ensuring transparency of local self government bodies of large communities

    AM0026, 2014, E-Government

  31. Reviewing the regulatory normative legal acts (Regulatory Guillotine Project)

    AM0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  32. Improving Internal Audit System for the Public Sector

    AM0002, 2012, Audits and Controls

  33. Improving Procurement Procedures

    AM0003, 2012, Capacity Building

  34. Improving budget planning and reporting systems through full utilization of program budgeting

    AM0004, 2012, Audits and Controls

  35. Promoting Transparency and Objectiveness in Tax Administration

    AM0005, 2012, Conflicts of Interest

  36. Fight Against Corruption

    AM0006, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  37. Introduction of a unified payment system (portal)

    AM0007, 2012, E-Government

  38. State car inspection improvements

    AM0008, 2012, Infrastructure & Transport

  39. Implementation of an electronic system for consular services

    AM0009, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration

  40. Implementation of Mail-Armenia system

    AM0010, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration

  41. Introduction of e-statistics system

    AM0011, 2012, E-Government

  42. Introduction of e-documentation sharing system in urban communities

    AM0012, 2012, E-Government

  43. Ensuring Transparency of Asset Declarations

    AM0013, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  44. Standardization of Offical Websites Content

    AM0014, 2012, E-Government

  45. Improvement of Knowledge and Skills of Public Servants on Access to Information

    AM0015, 2012, Capacity Building