Uzbekistan: E-Government for Effective Public Management

Sovereign Project | 46444-001

Summary

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.

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E-Government for Effective Public Management Dec 2012

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Project Name E-Government for Effective Public Management
Project Number 46444-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
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
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 TA started at a very slow pace, brought about by the reorganization within the government's e-governance program. In late 2012 and in early 2013, three new agencies were set up to support implementation of the e-government program. These are: (i) the State

Committee for Communication, Informatization and Telecommunication Technologies (SCCITT) as the lead policy agency; and under the SCCITT, (ii) the e-Government Center mandated as the national agency for strategy, coordination and implementation of all e-government related activities, with new information technology units in other ministries, agencies, provincial and district governments reporting to it for technical matters, and (iii) the Information Security Center. The government on 4 Feb 2015 set up the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communication (MITC) which has taken over the role and functions of SCCITT which has been disbanded. As such the MITC is the new EA for the TA.

The TA was approved for $1,100,000 to be financed by Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance Fund (TASF-IV). During the preparatory work for this TA, ADB approached the Republic of Korea E-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund (EAKPF) for possible cofinancing. At the time, EAKPF signaled its interest, however, final approval would be required by the Government of the Republic of Korea. Following the approval by the President for this TA, the Government of Korea formally notified ADB of its approval to cofinancing this TA with supplementary financing of $400,000.

Minor changes approved in August 2014 led to increase in size of the TA to $1.5 million, addition of a fifth output to the DMF, and extension in the TA closing date till 31 Dec 2017.

An action plan has been prepared to keep TA on track and ensure effective implementation.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Due to the introduction of the intern program, an international individual intern program advisor will be recruited to provide guidance and oversight to the intern program. Second, the number of international consulting inputs increases from 20 to 26 person-months. The number of national consulting inputs (excluding the intern program) remains unchanged at 90 person-months. All consultants recruited will be in accordance with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, 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 Asadullah Sumbal
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry for Info Tech and Communications_Dev't4,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 30 Mar 2015

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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 12 Dec 2012 35,072.00
Title Document Type Document Date
E-Government for Effective Public Management Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2012

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