On May 31, in his statement at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, First Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv reported on the development of digital services and the digital economy during 2016-2018.
"What is now called ‘the State in a smartphone’ we have already created. Thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, public procurement, small privatization, reports on technical assistance and state-owned enterprises can be found by every citizen in his/her smartphone. One can buy from the state, sell the state and control the state without leaving home", said Stepan Kubiv.
According to the First Deputy Prime Minister, in 2015, the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) sold 109 objects of former 3 (А, Д, Ж) privatization groups to the tune just over UAH 45 million. Meanwhile, in the course of 9 months, from August 2018, through the system Prozorro.Sales electronic procurement, the SPFU has sold 404 similar objects for a total of nearly UAH 500 million. This is 10 times more than it was sold during the entire 2015.
"Administrative services are already available on the smartphone. On the Government Portal website, one can receive 125 publicly available services online: "You can register a business online; get numerous certified copies and extracts from the registers; to apply for help at birth of a child and much more", said Stepan Kubiv.
The First Deputy Prime Minister also called on MPs to join the creation of "State in a smartphone" and to support the government bill No.10134 on E-baby. This initiative will provide parents with the opportunity to receive in electronic form 10 services related to the birth of a child, based on the single window principle directly in the maternity hospital.
"This is a complete set: from a birth certificate to obtaining a certificate of a multi-children family. As soon as the law is adopted, Ukraine will become the leader among the developed countries in terms of the number of services provided with only one application submitted by the parents of a newborn child", Stepan Kubiv emphasized.
Moreover, he said that this year, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade launch two portals for control: using international technical assistance ProAID and state-run enterprises ProZVIT.
"Starting the first half of June, anyone interested can receive information about the financial position of three and a half thousand state-owned enterprises online. We switch on to the collection of financial statements in electronic form. Anyone will be able to see which enterprises are profitable, and which of those incur losses to the State", said the First Deputy Prime Minister.