More order needs to be introduced to the process of state governance automation in the provinces

3 october 2017

To ensure effective and economically viable automation of state governance processes at the regional level a single comprehensive digital platform needs to be developed, experts believe. The Analytical Center has hosted a round table on the automation of state governance processes at the regional level during which specialists discussed how to build such a platform.

Automation of state governance processes in the provinces has been ineffective because no business processes have been identified and described adequately, according to Analytical Center expert Evgeniy Lokhmatov. The lack of a single platform and standardization of the information technology systems that are being deployed are also getting in the way of the process. "A province gets a host of unrelated IT products with a high cost of maintenance and operation," Mr. Lokhmatov says, " In this situation no single strategy for the development of the provincial state governance system can be implemented."

Deputy Head of GBU Mosstroyinform Aleksey Bakharev talked about modern approaches to management of territories. These are based on analysis of large arrays of data using information technology, sociology and financial tools. For example, the renovation program in Moscow could be used as a good testing ground for trialing out cutting edge governance technologies and creating a convenient urban environment, the expert believes. "Analysis of transactions and the social behavior models of family members could offer young families flexible financial instruments to allow them to get bigger apartments or identify the real needs of the population for urban environment development based on the opinions of community leaders," Mr. Bakharev explained.

IPZ SILA Managing Partner Aleksey Chuprinov noted that when designing automated state governance platforms at the provincial level, comprehensive security issues must be taken into account. "Russia's got a lot of highly competitive technology solutions in this sphere, which can be integrated into modern governance processes," he noted.

Experts also discussed the prospects of introduction of the block chain technology in state governance as a way to create a trust environment and counter corruption mechanism.