The Government of Sweden and the United Nations Development Program are providing funding to support electronic and inclusive services for vulnerable groups in Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said.
“Cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation will take place within the framework of the project ‘Digital, Inclusive, Accessible: Supporting the Digitization of Public Services in Ukraine’ (DIIA Support) with a total budget of UAH 128 million (approximately $4.5 million),” he wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday.
Fedorov wrote that this project is aimed at improving the quality of access of Ukrainians to electronic administrative and social services.
Within its framework, the Ministry of Digital Transformation will work on: providing comprehensive services for vulnerable groups of the population; developing of software for services and related equipment; creating sustainable infrastructure and access to information and communication technologies; raising the level of digital literacy; conducting communication campaigns about electronic services and providing support for users of services; developing a system of advanced training and a regulatory framework; creating educational and training programs for public authorities, Administrative Service Centres, and so on; cooperation with the office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the implementation period of the program is January 2021 – December 2023.
DIIA Support was launched by the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine with the support of the Swedish Embassy.