Three years ago, to combat fraudulent practices in the construction sector, one of the key anti-corruption reforms was launched: construction industry digital transformation and e-system implementation.
To mark the reform’s third anniversary, on July 6, the event “Digital Transformation of the Construction Sector. Three Years of USESCS” was held.
The event focus was to review the outcomes of the digital transformation in the construction sector, which culminated in the launch of the Unified State Electronic System in the Construction Sector (USESCS). Overall, the role of digital tools in preventing and combating corruption was discussed as well as the future plans in fighting corruption in Ukraine.
The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, other government agencies and expert communities, as well as international donors, NGOs and civil society involved in the construction sector reform.
The full broadcast of the event is available at the link: https://bit.ly/live_streaming_of_the_event
Over the past three years, digitalization has helped to dramatically transform the construction sector. Construction has become fast and transparent due to clear and understandable processes for citizens and businesses, reduced time to process documents, and performant service management through the Diia portal.
Business process automation helps to eliminate contact with officials and saves citizens and businesses from paperwork, making it impossible to manipulate or forge paper documents.
Ukrainians can now get 100% of construction-related services online. The Diia portal offers 14 administrative services in the construction sector, which Ukrainians have already used more than 100 thousand times.
Digital solutions were extended to include an electronic queue in the process of document consideration. In the course of digital transformation, particular features were developed to protect architects and engineers from unlawful use of their data by dishonest developers. Overall, this digital tool alone helped to stop more than 400 illegal construction projects.
Now every Ukrainian can check the legality of construction on their own. Information on the development project can be obtained through a QR code placed on the site, or directly at the public web portal: https://e-construction.gov.ua and https://data.gov.ua.
Both e-system and digital transformation of the construction sector have yielded UAH 1.5 billion per year as the reform’s anti-corruption effect and UAH 9.6 billion savings for the state budget. Read more about it at the link: https://bit.ly/3XK6AgK
The event was organized by the USAID/UK aid Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services (TAPAS) Project with the support of the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development and the Ministry of Digital Transformation. East Europe Foundation is the event partner.