US and Britain to give $19 million for Ukraine's e-governance reform

Source : 112 Ukraine

The project is meant for 5 years
12:41, 17 November 2016

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The US Agency for International Development, USAID and the Government of Great Britain will provide 19 million dollars to Ukraine for the project "Transparency and accountability in public administration and services". It was reported by press service of the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine.

The project is intended for 5 years, according to the message. Its main objective is to accelerate reforms in key spheres, such as such as e-procurement, open data and e-services.

"Corruption thrives in shade and quickly disappears under the rays of light, so electronic control and data transparency are key instruments for ensuring a high level of transparency and accountability," US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovic noted this in her welcoming speech today.

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The project opens up new possibilities for the development of public procurement reform, which is performed by the Ministry of Economic Development. In particular, the establishment of the center of progressive experience for procurement specialists, that must prepare 500 procurement professionals, the report also stresses.

"A separate purpose of the project - is to support the procurement monitoring," the message also says.

Ealier it was reported that Ukraine's Constitutional Court lost its right to officially interpret laws upon judicial reform. The Court announced this in response to the appeal of the Ukrainian National Bar Association.

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