The Ministry for Restoration and the RISE Ukraine Coalition presented the communication platform of the digital ecosystem for reconstruction management DREAM

Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine (Ministry for Restoration), together with the RISE Ukraine Coalition, presented the communication platform of the unified electronic restoration management ecosystem DREAM (Digital Restoration Ecosystem for Accountable Management).

‍The communication platform is available via the link and contains information about the tasks, structure, and principles of the DREAM ecosystem, as well as a step-by-step plan for its implementation in 2023.

What is DREAM?

DREAM is a state digital ecosystem that will provide a single digital route for all reconstruction projects. It will collect all project data online, display it in the form of convenient tables, graphs, and charts, and ensure open data publication by the global Open Contracting Data Standard.

The ecosystem will allow monitoring of every stage of the project’s life cycle — from the registration of damage and destruction to financing, conducting procurement, and construction work, and putting the facilities into operation.

The public part of DREAM — with data on the first projects submitted by communities, regions, spheres — will be presented during the URC, which will take place on June 21-22 in London. It is planned that international financial organisations will be able to participate in the financing of these projects, and their implementation will start already this year. In addition, the Sectoral Project Management System is already operational, in which communities and the State Agency for Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine manage their reconstruction projects.

How is DREAM structured?

The DREAM ecosystem has two levels. The first is the already existing state registers, systems, and services that create a single route for the development of the project: Register of Damaged and Destroyed Property, Geoinformation System (GIS), Sectoral Infrastructure Reconstruction Management System, Diia, United State Register, Unified State Electronic System in the field of construction, Prozorro, The second level is the “umbrella” system, as it collects data from all first-level systems at each stage of the project and provides open access to them and management and control tools.

Because all project ideas in DREAM fall on a single «bank of projects», each community can present its project to potential investors directly. At the same time, the sources of financing can be diverse: the state or regional budget, funds from foreign governments and organizations, private investors, or combined, within the framework of a public-private partnership.

Why DREAM needs a communication platform?

The task of the communication platform is to provide basic information about the DREAM ecosystem and explain its work’s main principles, in particular, to its key users. The platform also offers detailed clarifications on regulatory support for recovery processes, key tools, and procedures. In addition, the platform will become the primary source of information about the development of the system, tracking of key stages of its implementation according to the timeline, etc.

How was it possible to implement?

The development of the system was initiated by the Coalition of NGOs RISE Ukraine in the summer of 2022 and is carried out with the support of member organisations of the Coalition, particularly the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) and Transparency International Ukraine. Development financing is provided within the framework of Open Contracting Partnership projects with the support of the British Government. 

The principles of the system’s operation, such as transactional, ecosystemic, open by design, were defined in discussions with the public sector and state authorities. To do this, in particular, in October, RISE together with the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and the state system of electronic auctions Prozorro.Sales organised the conference “Digital tools for the recovery of Ukraine”. During the event, the concept of an electronic reconstruction management system developed by the BRDO team was presented to foreign partners for the first time.

After that, the system was discussed in Washington last December as part of the international anti-corruption conference and discussion “The role of digital management systems in the reconstruction of Ukraine”, organised by the “Prosperity and Development Project” of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Also, at the international level, the institutional architecture of the management of funds for the reconstruction of Ukraine was discussed in Brussels at the conference “Ensuring the Integrity of Funding for the Reconstruction of Ukraine” co-organised by us.

As a result of many months of preparation, today we have a clear plan for the implementation of a project of unprecedented scale and complexity – the recovery of Ukraine.

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