150 million dollars for Ukraine – the project Digital Transformation Activity (DTA) is launched

This is a five-year program from USAID and UK Dev aimed at expanding Ukraine’s digital capabilities and creating sustainable ecosystems for a safe and successful future.

BRDO has joined the consortium that will implement it.

The DTA project aims to achieve three main goals:

  • economic recovery;
  • transparency in reconstruction;
  • good governance during and after the ongoing war.

❓Why is this important?

Currently, the direct damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure as a result of the war is more than 150 billion dollars, and this figure will increase. The country has suffered significant losses of productive capacity: millions of jobs have disappeared, business logistics routes are congested, and the labour pool continues to shrink as working-age people emigrate or go to the front lines.

Even before the start of the Russian full-scale invasion, Ukraine was a world leader in the use of digital technologies for sustainable growth and development. Many of these state-of-the-art innovations were introduced to increase transparency and efficiency and to fight corruption, but after February 24, 2022, proved vital to the country’s military efforts as well. Digital technologies will become key to winning not only the war, but also peace in Ukraine.

❓What will be the tools for achieving the goals of DTA?

  • Support for investments in digital economic infrastructure. The program will help simplify and digitise processes related to export activities, support the development of small and medium-sized businesses, and create a favourable business environment in Ukraine.
  • Support in the implementation of initiatives for the digital management of recovery and reconstruction. The project will also strengthen the e-procurement ecosystem to strengthen oversight of the use of funds and promote integrity and accountability.
  • Improving the accessibility and ease of use of open data in the fight against corruption. Support for the development of the ecosystem Diia aimed at accelerating the introduction of new electronic services for citizens and businesses. Improving digital literacy, ensuring equal access and promoting the involvement of civil society in digital transformation processes.

DTA reforms are aimed at creating an inclusive, transparent and effective digital ecosystem, stimulating economic growth, improving administrative efficiency and developing relations between citizens and the Government of Ukraine.

The DTA project is implemented by an experienced consortium led by the Eurasia Foundation. The consortium includes: BRDO, Eastern Europe Foundation, Institute of Analytics and Advocacy, Kyiv School of Economics, Open Contracting Partnership, SocialBoost, Transparency International Ukraine, and Women in Digital Transformation. To achieve results, DTA will cooperate with the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Ministry of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Economy and other authorities, as well as with business, technology companies, local authorities, public organisations, educational institutions and citizens of Ukraine.

You can learn more about the project at the link ▶️