On November 18, the results of modeling the economic consequences of concluding potential free trade agreements between Ukraine and Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia were presented. The study was conducted by the IER team with the support of the USAID Competitive Economy Program.
The event was attended by the leaders of the Ministry of Economy, USAID representatives and the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER).
“Ukraine continues to develop its digital economy. Digitalization will allow to increase the country's competitiveness in the world market, as well as improve e-government services for citizens and businesses. We are grateful to the project and the EU for supporting digital change in Ukraine,” said Ihor Dyadyura, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine for Digital Development, Transformation and Digitization.
The implementation of the project will enable accelerating the digitalization of public electronic services, promoting their transparency and reducing corruption risks.
Currently, the Ministry of Economy is implementing a number of digital projects, including the E-permit project, which envisages the translation into electronic format of 13 most popular licenses and permits.
EU4DigitalUA is the EU's largest bilateral eGovernment and digital technology program in any partner country.
The program contains the following components:
• Government interaction and digital infrastructure.
• Institutional strengthening and capacity development.
• Communication and public awareness.
• Development of electronic services.
• Cybersecurity and data protection.
Fundación Internacional para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP, Spain) will manage the implementation of components 2, 3 and 5 (part of data protection).