Uzbekistan: E-Government for Effective Public Management

Sovereign Project | 46444-001 Status: Approved

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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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 An increase in the TA amount by $400,000, minor change in scope and implementation arrangements, and extension of TA completion date was approved on 20 August 2014 to support government's desire for stronger national ownership of the TA and to closely align the TA with the new national e-government program. The Director of the e-Government Center has been designated focal point for this TA. The STate Committee for Communication, Informatization and Telocommunication Technologies (SCCITT) replaced the Ministry of Economy (MOE) as the new executing agency, while the e-Government Center and the Information Security Center are now made implementing agencies in place of MOE and Uzinfocom. Three consulting firms (with a total of 3 international and 13 national consultants) will be engaged. The international consulting firm will support the business process reform (BPR) and online services design, while the two national firms will support (i) online portal and website development, and (ii) media outreach and awareness-raising for e-governance reforms and new online services.
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 Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry for Info Tech and Communications_Dev't
Mr. Daniyar Atadjanov, Head of Department
d.atadjanov@mitc.uz
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 22 Sep 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 38,564.79
Title Document Type Document Date
E-Government for Effective Public Management Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2012

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