A comfortable information environment for living, improved efficiency of state authorities, a whole new level of the quality of services: those are the goals that an e-government would aspire to achieve in Russia and the Analytical Center is now going to be holding a series of events to discuss the e-government concept for Russia.
“We are launching a series of discussions of the key points of the e-government concept, and today we will be talking about the most general notions behind the concept: the key principles and goals of e-government, and how to go about selecting a development scenario for it,” announced Yuri Khokhlov, the Chairman of the Board of the autonomous non-profit organization Institute for the Development of an Information Society, as he opened the first expert discussion of the issue held at the Analytical Center.
The term e-government refers to a system of state authorities and local governance organizations within Russia that use digital communications technologies to optimize their activities, improve the efficiency of state and municipal governance and, in the end, improve the quality of life for the general public and create an environment highly conducive to business and entrepreneurship. In the new system face-to-face interaction between participants in the process (mostly between the state and the applicant) is minimized by means of taking maximum advantage of the capabilities offered by modern information technologies.
“Today, the share of government and municipal services offered in digital format is 80% while the level of satisfaction among the general public and organizations with their quality is 90%,” said Alexander Raikov, CEO of the Agency for New Strategies, who made a key presentation at the meeting.
The experts believe that e-government must be developed in accordance with the principles of comprehensiveness, efficiency, flexibility, adaptability and user-orientedness. By 2020 the e-government should provide high quality state and municipal services in Russia to all categories of users at any time and in any place, with users being able to access said services from a variety of devices with everything being done primarily in real-time. The goal of the system is to improve the quality of management decision making, reduce the costs of implementing specific functions and exercising authority at state and local governance levels, as well as get people involved in the processes of state and municipal governance.
Representatives of federal and regional executive authorities and the expert community took part in the event. Discussions are being organized by the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation in conjunction with G.V. Plekhanov Russian Economic University and the Institute for the Development of Information Society.
Schedule of Discussions:
April 4th: E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation The services and functions of an e-government
April 7th: E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation Information and data for e-government
April 11th: E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation Integration and cooperation mechanisms for e-government
April 14th: E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation E-government architecture
April 18th: E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation Security and trust for e-government
April 21st: E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation Managing the development of e-government
April 25th: E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation Provisional plan for the development of e-government in Russia