Kyrgyzstan has become one step closer to E-Government with support of UNDP and the Government of Japan

Feb 6, 2018

Photo Courtesy: Ilias Nurmambetov

6 February 2018 Sapar Isakov, the Prime Minister, Dr. Ozonnia Ojielo, the UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative and HE Yoshihiro Yamamura, the Ambassador of Japan have participated in the handover ceremony of 16 mobile hubs. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has received 16 vans with special equipment to enhance the quality and the mobility of state services provided by the State Registration Service.

The mobile hubs are an important part of the e-government system developed within the project that improves the Unified State Population Registry. The project aims to assist the State Registration Service to expand its registry functions, provide fast, high-quality and timely services to citizens including remote regions, reduce corruption and become a basis for the e-government.

“For registry service provisioning, there are more than 380 kiosks and public service offices across the country which covers more than 2 mln beneficiaries and more than 500,000 of them have already received e-ID. However, we still have people who live in remote areas and don’t have a full-fledged access to the public services, and consequently, they are facing some barriers to receive the necessary registration service. In this regard, these equipped vans will increase our outreach and become true mobile centers for documentation to ensure that no one is left behind,” said Sapar Isakov at the ceremony.

Yamamura, Ambassador of Japan emphasized that Japan shares the common value of democracy with Kyrgyz Republic since its independence and this project embodies Japan’s philosophy.  He appraised the peaceful change of government last year and hopes the result of this project helps the sustainable development of the country.

E-government refers to the use of information and communication technologies to advance the effectiveness of the government and public-sector organizations. A positive global trend towards higher levels of e-government development is being observed as countries are increasingly embracing innovation and utilizing new technologies to deliver services and engage people in decision-making processes.

“UNDP puts e-government into focus by calling it an effective tool to help support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. E-government can work to facilitate integrated policies and public services by promoting accountable and transparent institutions. Efficiency in service delivery must be combined with social equity and accessibility to quality services for all. Only then the ICTs can truly transform the public sector into an instrument of sustainable development,” said Dr. Ojielo, in his opening remarks at the ceremony.

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