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Sacramento Bee: Ukraine makes another step toward transparency

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July 28, 2012, 9:06 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Kyiv Post

Starting 2014, any public service in Ukraine will be available online.
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Starting 2014, any public service in Ukraine will be available online, informs The State Agency for Science, Innovation and Information. Currently, the government of Ukraine is implementing the initiative Open Government Partnership (OGP), after joining it in September 2011 along with 54 other participating countries. 

Online public services will reduce time and resources spent by clients to obtain a service, as well as help prevent corruption, reads Sacramento Bee report. 

By October 2012 Ukraine will introduce electronic document management system in public institutions, informs the State Agency. Previously, the use of hard copies of the documents had been mandatory.

To increase public service transparency the Ukrainian government will also introduce the National Center for Utility Payments Management, as well as a united web portal for public services by the end of 2012. In 2013, it is planned to establish online procurement system for the government agencies, according to the State Agency.

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