46444-001: E-Government for Effective Public Management | Asian Development Bank

Uzbekistan: E-Government for Effective Public Management

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46444-001 Status: Active

The Government of Uzbekistan has taken a number of steps to accelerate its own e-government initiatives and to ensure it meets its objectives and timing has asked the ADB to assist in four priority areas, namely: property registration, business registration, public procurement and public access to information. The proposed TA will focus on (i) developing a government-public and government-business interface strategy, (ii) phased strategies for the Government's four priority areas, (iii) action plans for piloting e-government applications, and (iv) piloting e-government applications.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sumbal, Asadullah Khan Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name E-Government for Effective Public Management
Project Number 46444-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8260-UZB: E-Government for Effective Public Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.10 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Government of Uzbekistan has taken a number of steps to accelerate its own e-government initiatives and to ensure it meets its objectives and timing has asked the ADB to assist in four priority areas, namely: property registration, business registration, public procurement and public access to information. The proposed TA will focus on (i) developing a government-public and government-business interface strategy, (ii) phased strategies for the Government's four priority areas, (iii) action plans for piloting e-government applications, and (iv) piloting e-government applications.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This TA is aligned with the Uzbekistan CPS (2012-2016) approved in September 2012 and supports CPS objectives promoting governance, institutional improvement, and capacity development. The President of Uzbekistan has also passed a number of decrees to develop ICT in Goverment and improve the business environment. A MOU between the Government and ADB was signed in November 2012 which outlined how ADB could assist in meeting these Government objectives.
Impact Improved public access to government processes in Uzbekistan.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased government service access through electronic means.
Progress Toward Outcome ongoing
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A strategy, prioritized action plan and financing plan to improve government-to-public and government-to-business electronic interface.

Phased implementation strategies, action plans, and financing plans for priority e-government services.

Pilot implementation strategies, action plans and financing plans for priority e-Government applications.

Prioritized e-government services piloted.

Improved public awareness about e-government reforms and the information technology staff trained to manage the new automated systems effectively

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Ongoing

Ongoing

Ongoing

Ongoing

Ongoing

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Government of Uzbekistan has established a coordination committee to oversee the prioritization of e-government applications and the development of a 3-year investment plan. The Ministry of Economy and Uzinfocom (a government agency responsible for technical support to ICT related activities in government) have been closely involved in policy and technical details to ensure a succesful delivery of this project.
During Project Implementation

The State Committee for Communication, Informatization and Telecommunication Technologies, an Executing agency for this TA, was reorganized to the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communication (MITC) (the President Resolution No. 4702 of 4 February 2015).

Under the TA an Inception Workshop was held where the individual consultants presented their initial findings of the business process review of the three services being support by the TA: (1) business registration, (2) property registration, and (3) procurement of public goods. The consultants are now working to finalize their reports.

The TA initially aimed to support the government in developing e-government systems in the following areas: (i) business registration; (ii) property registration; (iii) procurement services; and (iv) website and portal development. During the midterm review mission the government informed ADB that substantial progress has already been made by the government in the following two areas: (i) automation of public procurement system using resources provided by the World Bank (Trust Fund); and (ii) the development of a new version of State Portal of Interactive State Services (SPISS 2.0) had been assigned to a government-owned joint venture company LG CNS. In view of the existing support available to the government and to avoid duplication of efforts, it was agreed that the TA will not support e-procurement and portal and website development. Further that any resources saved will be utilized to extend the support being provided for further development of two main state services business and property registration.

BPR firm commenced works in April 2016 for BPR process reengineering of 2 priority services, and will finish on 31 March 2017. Final report expected to be submitted in April 2017.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The TA has already engaged individual consultants and resource persons (both national and international) and the selection of a consulting firm to conduct business process review and reengineering (BPR) in three priority government service areas is well advanced. The government is committed to reform the three critical services being covered by the TA including: (1) business registration, (2) property registration, and (3) procurement of public goods.

Based on the outcome of BPR the TA will support the Ministry for Information Technologies and Communications Development (MITCD) in developing/improving through piloting projects in above service areas as well as integrating them within a Single Portal of Interactive State Services (SPISS) at www.my.gov.uz. The consultants will be hired in accordance with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Procurement Various pieces of computing equipment and software will be procured for the piloting of these applications. Examples of the goods required include coumputers, peripherals, servers and related goods. Procurement of goods under this TA will be undertaken by the selected firm in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Sumbal, Asadullah Khan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry for Information Technology and Communications Development
Mr. Daniyar Atadjanov, Head of Department
[email protected]
4, Amir Temur Avenue, Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan, 100047
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Oct 2012
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 Aug 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2017

TA 8260-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2012 08 Jan 2013 08 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,100,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 12 Dec 2012 814,178.12

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Title Document Type Document Date
E-Government for Effective Public Management Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2012

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8260 13 May 2016 E-Gen Consultants, Ltd. (Bangladesh) in Association with Ubi Consulting LLC (Uzbekistan) 14A CHANDRASHILA-SUVASTU TOWER, 69/1 PANTHAPATH, GREEN ROAD, DHAKA-1205, BANGLADESH Ministry for Information Technology and Communications Development 488000

Procurement Plan

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