The E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program (EGAP) is being implemented by East Europe Foundation and Innovabridge Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation over 2015–2023.
This program is supported by the Swiss Confederation, with funding through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
EGAP’s aim is the development of electronic services and e-democracy at the national and regional levels. Target oblasts are Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk, Odesa, Vinnytsia, and Volyn Oblasts.
The EGAP Program is engaged in a number of areas:
The EGAP program is developing convenient, transparent public online services for both individuals and business. It also teaches Ukrainians how to use these new technologies.
As a result, Ukrainians are gaining accessible, quality services, government agencies are streamlining their processes and saving time, while for society as a whole the risks of corruption are being reduced and public administration is becoming more efficient and accountable.
Since its inception, the EGAP Program has established dozens of e-services, including eMalyako (eBaby), automatic FOP (sole entrepreneur) registration, domicile registration, applications for residential subsidies, assistance to FOPs and employees during quarantine, and registering for humanitarian aid.
The key purpose of this component is strengthening communication between the government and its citizens, increasing transparency, and reducing corruption.
Services established as part of this component:
Digitalizing the regions
Fostering digitalization in the regions is one of the most important aims of the EGAP Program. We are working with 40 communities in five of Ukraine’s oblasts: Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk, Odesa, Vinnytsia, and Volyn.
This kind of collaboration involves carrying out a digital audit and putting together a digitalization plan. We also provide local government agencies with numerous policy boilerplates that are intended to improve the quality of public administration, encourage social innovations, and reduce the digital gap at the oblast level.
Projects in this area include:
For more about the EGAP Program, visit https://egap.in.ua/