Electronic Readiness Assessment (UA0051)
Action Plan: Ukraine Second Action Plan 2014-2015
Action Plan Cycle: 2014
Lead Institution: State Agency for e-Governance
Support Institution(s): Ministry of Regional Development, National Centre for EGovernance of the State Company Derzhinformresurs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Renaissance Foundation, other unspecified NGOs and international organisations
Establishing the Assessment of Electronic Readiness of Ukraine interactive system, and conducting the assessment
IRM End of Term Status Summary
19. Electronic readiness assessment
Commitment Text: 19. Establishing the Assessment of Electronic Readiness of Ukraine interactive system, and conducting the assessment.
Expected result: Assessment of Electronic Readiness of Ukraine interactive system established, assessment conducted.
Lead institution(s): State Agency for E-Governance
Supporting institution(s): Ministry of Regional Development, National Centre for E-Governance of the State Company Derzhinformresurs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Renaissance Foundation, other unspecified NGOs and international organisations
Start Date: Not specified End Date: 31 December 2014
The e-readiness assessment was an effort to evaluate how ready public authorities were to provide high-quality electronic public services to develop e-governance policies and e-democracy. The assessment was intended to provide a snapshot of e-governance at the national and regional levels, and to assist in the development of measures to introduce information and communications technology (ICT) in public administration and governance. In Ukraine, the first assessment of e-readiness was conducted in 2002.[Note 92: http://bit.ly/1KtKyzG. ] The National Centre for E-Governance carried out a new assessment in 2013.[Note 93: Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Progress Report 2014-15: Ukraine, 66-67.] The OGP action plan commitment built on this previous work, and aimed to develop an interactive tool to conduct and update the assessment.
According to the government’s self-assessment report, the State Agency for E-Governance, with support from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Project Coordinator Office in Ukraine, created an interactive system for the e-readiness assessment. The system allows for the collection, structuring, storing, and processing of data to conduct an analysis of e-readiness in Ukraine. The agency has started preparing the assessment itself.[Note 94: Ibid, 66.]
End of term: Substantial
No progress has been made since the previous report, and the assessment has not been conducted.
Did it open government?
Access to Information: Did not change
Civic Participation: Did not change
Public Accountability: Did not change
E-readiness is an important policy instrument to promote good governance and economic and social transformation. It is a continuous work that governments should pursue. However, the relevance of this commitment to OGP values is unclear. It may yield measures to promote access to information, civic participation, and public accountability, but, technically, this is not covered by the commitment, which is limited to an evaluation of the status quo. It was not expected to produce any impact, as it mainly preserved the status quo. The government prepared the interactive tool to use during the assessment, but did not conduct the assessment itself.
The commitment was not carried forward to the new action plan.