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Ukraine

Database of Natural Resources (UA0079)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ukraine Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry of Agro Policy State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources State Agency of Water Resources

Support Institution(s): Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Ecology, Open Environment Project of Open Society Foundation, USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program/TAPAS, other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent)

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Anti-Corruption, E-Government, Environment and Climate, Extractive Industries, Open Data, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Ukraine Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: No IRM Data

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Updating the state registers/databases of natural resources, improving efficiency of their operation and use to create favourable conditions for running economic activities Nowadays, there is a plentiful of non-systematized materials and data on natural resources that are stored in hard copies. They should be stock checked, structured and digitized. This problem complicates publication of data in open data format and prevents data interaction and exchange between state environment registers and other state information resources. Actions Responsible Timeframe Partners Indicator 1. Stock checking of state registers of natural resources for digitizing Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry of Agro Policy State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources State Agency of Water Resources October – December 2018 – June 2018 Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Ecology, Open Environment Project of Open Society Foundation, USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program/TAPAS, other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent) Report on stock checking and assessment of information registers of natural resources produced 2. Digitizing of information registers of natural resources Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry of Agro Policy State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources State Agency of Water Resources January 2019 – December 2020 Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Ecology, Open Environment Project of Open Society Foundation, USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program/TAPAS, other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent) Information registers of natural resources digitized 3. Publishing state information registers of natural resources in open data format Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry of Agro Policy State Service of Geology January 2019 – December 2020 Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Ecology, Open Environment Project of Open Society Foundation, State information registers of natural resources are published in open data format; their consistency and integration to the system of e- 18 and Mineral Resources State Agency of Water Resources USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program/TAPAS, other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent) interaction of state e-information resources ensured Expected results of this activity are creating favourable conditions for economic activities through using and online access to state registers/databases of natural resources in open data format.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

10. Update the state registers of natural resources

Language of the commitment as it appears in the action plan: [86] Updating the state registers/databases of natural resources, improving efficiency of their operation and use to create favourable conditions for running economic activities

Nowadays, there is a plentiful of non-systematized materials and data on natural resources that are stored in hard copies. They should be stock checked, structured and digitized. This problem complicates publication of data in open data format and prevents data interaction and exchange between state environment registers and other state information resources.

Milestones:

  1. Stock checking of state registers of natural resources for digitizing
  2. Digitizing of information registers of natural resources
  3. Publishing state information registers of natural resources in open data format

Start Date: December 2018

End Date: December 2020

Context and objectives

Non-systematized materials and data on natural resources in Ukraine are mainly stored in hard copies, [87] or are not published in an open data format, which prevents exchange of information between state environment registers and other state information resources. According to an interviewed civil society representative, some agricultural and industrial actors pollute rivers and soil with chemicals, information about such pollution is limited, and the amount and quality of publicly available ecological data at each responsible agency is unknown. [88] Furthermore, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR) employee [89] highlighted a current lack of technical capacity and financial resources to systematize and digitize the available information on the environment.

This commitment aims to update state registers and databases on natural resources and improve the efficiency of their operation. Each activity has indicators, which make this commitment verifiable. The disclosure of ecological data in digital format also makes this commitment relevant to the values of access to information and technology and innovation.

This commitment lays the foundation for Commitment 9 from this action plan, which aims to introduce the Open Environment System, by consolidating the available ecological registries and databases into a single database. As an interviewed representative from the Open Society Foundation Ukraine stated, current ecological databases include data only on specific projects with allocated funding and they are not updated after the projects are finished. [90] Indeed, as of July 2019, the latest open dataset of the MENR website is dated 14 July 2017, [91] and there are a total of 31 datasets. [92] Given the above-mentioned problems, this commitment could have significant economic potential, [93] with agribusiness for example being more aware about the quality of land and thereby able to make better data-driven decisions about profitable locations for obtaining licenses and investing funds in agricultural enterprise. Therefore, this commitment can be assigned a moderate level of potential impact.

Next steps

For this commitment to be successfully implemented, the MENR needs to apply a unified open data format for digitization of datasets. The data should be published in the Five Star Open Data standard to be re-usable. [94]

  • MENR needs to take measures to actively communicate published datasets to end-users, such as ecological CSOs and agribusiness companies.
  • To ensure interoperability, the registers need to feed into the Open Environment portal, from the linked commitment in this plan.

For the next action plan, MENR could aim for staff training for sustainable collection, processing, and publishing of these registries and databases. It is important to ensure that responsible officials understand open data and have the capacity to maintain datasets.

[87] “The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Decree on 18 December 2018 #1088-p” on The Government Portal, The Unified Web-portal of Executive Authorities of Ukraine (Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Secretariat, 18 Dec. 2018), https://www.kmu.gov.ua/storage/app/media/17-civik-2018/partnerstvo/plan_2018%20-%202020.pdf.
[88] Lesia Shevchenko (Open Society), interview by IRM researcher, 7 Mar. 2019.
[89] Dmytro Bulyka (MENR), email exchange with IRM researcher, 22 March 2019.
[90] Ibid.
[91] “Open Data” (Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, accessed 15 Dec. 2019), https://menr.gov.ua/timeline/Vidkriti-dani-.html.
[92] “The Registry (List) of Open Data Sets” (Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, 14 Jul. 2017), https://menr.gov.ua/news/31576.html.
[93] “The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Decree on 18 December 2018 #1088-p” (Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Secretariat); Shevchenko, interview.
[94] “Five-star Open Data” (31 Aug. 2015), https://5stardata.info/en/.

Commitments

  1. Expand budget transparency system

    UA0087, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  2. Transparency of public assets

    UA0088, 2020, Access to Information

  3. Create general education distance learning system

    UA0089, 2020, E-Government

  4. Open Science

    UA0090, 2020, Access to Information

  5. Online platform for patents and innovation

    UA0091, 2020, Capacity Building

  6. Audit of beneficial ownership register

    UA0092, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  7. Expand uses for e-democracy platform

    UA0093, 2020, Access to Information

  8. Electronic system for transparency in extractive industries

    UA0094, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  9. Establish National Centre for Open Data Competence

    UA0095, 2020, Access to Information

  10. Digital accessibility for persons with disabilities

    UA0096, 2020, E-Government

  11. Increasing youth participation in policy

    UA0097, 2020, Capacity Building

  12. Publish information related to road system

    UA0098, 2020, E-Government

  13. Register for infrastructure contract information

    UA0099, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  14. Publish gender-disaggregated open data

    UA0100, 2020, Access to Information

  15. Infrastructure Data Portal

    UA0070, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  16. Open Standard for e-System

    UA0071, 2018, E-Government

  17. Ensuring Openness and Transparency of Selling Public Assets and Property

    UA0072, 2018, E-Government

  18. Transparency in Public Procurement (Prozorro)

    UA0073, 2018, Access to Information

  19. Awarenss Raising About Social and Economic Development

    UA0074, 2018, Aid

  20. e-Calls for Proposals to Support CSOs

    UA0075, 2018, Civic Space

  21. Beneficial Ownership Registry

    UA0076, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  22. Anti-Corruption Training

    UA0077, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  23. Publishing Environmental Information

    UA0078, 2018, E-Government

  24. Database of Natural Resources

    UA0079, 2018, Access to Information

  25. Interactive Map of Mines

    UA0080, 2018, E-Government

  26. Priority Electronic Services

    UA0081, 2018, Citizenship & Immigration

  27. Online Platform for Executive Bodies and CSOs

    UA0082, 2018, Civic Space

  28. EITI Online Data

    UA0083, 2018, Access to Information

  29. Electronic Resources for Education

    UA0084, 2018, Access to Information

  30. Online Verification of Education Certificates

    UA0085, 2018, E-Government

  31. Free Access to National Repository for Academic Texts

    UA0086, 2018, E-Government

  32. Administrative Service Decentrilisation and Improvement

    UA0057, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. United State Portal Extension; Electronic Government Information Services Unification; Modern Tools for Electronic Identification

    UA0058, 2016, Capacity Building

  34. System for Entities Performing Government Functions

    UA0059, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  35. Free Urban Planning Documentation

    UA0060, 2016, E-Government

  36. Beneficial Ownership Verification System

    UA0061, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  37. CoST Beneficial Ownership Standards

    UA0062, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  38. Transpartent Budget System

    UA0063, 2016,

  39. Starred commitment Open Public Procurement

    UA0064, 2016, Access to Information

  40. Starred commitment Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    UA0065, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  41. Environmental Public Monitoring

    UA0066, 2016, Access to Information

  42. Community Policing System

    UA0067, 2016, Education

  43. Draft Law on Public Consultations

    UA0068, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  44. Development of E-Democracy.

    UA0069, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  45. Improve Government Rules on CSO Involvement

    UA0031, 2014, E-Government

  46. Financing of Charities

    UA0032, 2014, Civic Space

  47. Not-For-Profit Status for CSOs

    UA0033, 2014, Civic Space

  48. Public Participation Law

    UA0034, 2014, E-Government

  49. Establishing Rules on Processing Official Information

    UA0035, 2014, Access to Information

  50. Access to Urban Planning Documents

    UA0036, 2014, E-Government

  51. Starred commitment Access to Communist-Era Archives

    UA0037, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  52. Starred commitment Draft Law on Open Data

    UA0038, 2014, Access to Information

  53. Starred commitment Supervisory Mechanism for the Right to Information

    UA0039, 2014, Access to Information

  54. Compliance with EITI

    UA0040, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  55. Monitoring of Infrastructure Projects

    UA0041, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  56. Adopt Regional Anti-Corruption Programmes

    UA0042, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  57. Corruption Risk Assessment Methodology

    UA0043, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  58. Starred commitment Asset Disclosure on a Single Web Portal

    UA0044, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  59. Law on Administrative Procedure

    UA0045, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  60. Law on Streamlining Payment of Administrative Fees

    UA0046, 2014, E-Government

  61. Administrative Services Portal

    UA0047, 2014, Access to Information

  62. Draft Law on Decentralisation of Administrative Services

    UA0048, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  63. Draft Law on Social Services

    UA0049, 2014, E-Government

  64. e-Government Laws

    UA0050, 2014, E-Government

  65. Electronic Readiness Assessment

    UA0051, 2014, E-Government

  66. Government Regulations on Open Data

    UA0052, 2014, Access to Information

  67. Electronic Democracy Development Roadmap

    UA0053, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  68. Open Budget Initiatives

    UA0054, 2014, Access to Information

  69. e-Petitions

    UA0055, 2014, Access to Justice

  70. e-Governance Training for Local Government

    UA0056, 2014, Capacity Building

  71. Laws on Public Participation

    UA0001, 2012, Civic Space

  72. Amendments to the Law on Community Associations

    UA0002, 2012, Civic Space

  73. Amendments to Resolutions on Collaboration with Civil Society

    UA0003, 2012, E-Government

  74. Training for Public Servants on Consultations

    UA0004, 2012, Capacity Building

  75. Harmonisation of Access to Information Laws

    UA0005, 2012, Access to Information

  76. By-Laws on Access to Information

    UA0006, 2012, Access to Information

  77. Guidelines for Classifying Data

    UA0007, 2012, Public Participation

  78. Public Information Recording Systems

    UA0008, 2012,

  79. Law on Public Broadcasting

    UA0009, 2012, Civic Space

  80. Public Access to Information in State Registers

    UA0010, 2012, E-Government

  81. Starred commitment Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    UA0011, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  82. Law for Controlling Declarations of Public Servants

    UA0012, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  83. Public Declarations of Officials’ Assets

    UA0013, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  84. Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest

    UA0014, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  85. Updated Anti-Corruption Laws

    UA0015, 2012, E-Government

  86. Regional Anti-Corruption Programmes

    UA0016, 2012, E-Government

  87. Law on Competitive e-Government Procurement

    UA0017, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  88. Starred commitment Administrative Services Reforms

    UA0018, 2012, E-Government

  89. Electronic Access to Administrative Services

    UA0019, 2012, E-Government

  90. Governmental Web Portal of Administrative Services

    UA0020, 2012, E-Government

  91. Administrative Services in a Digital Format

    UA0021, 2012,

  92. Starred commitment Regional Administrative Service Centres

    UA0022, 2012,

  93. Programme for Promotion of e-Government

    UA0023, 2012, E-Government

  94. Electronic Collaboration Between Executive Agencies

    UA0024, 2012,

  95. Web-Based Petitions System

    UA0025, 2012, E-petitions

  96. One Stop Shop for e-Reporting

    UA0026, 2012, E-Government

  97. e-Region Pilot Project

    UA0027, 2012, E-Government

  98. Network of e-Government Practitioners

    UA0028, 2012, Public Participation

  99. Public Libraries as Bridges Towards e-Governance

    UA0029, 2012, E-Government

  100. e-Government Knowledge Management Portal

    UA0030, 2012,

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