The report was provided by E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program
The use of new technologies for strengthening good governance and democracy in Ukraine is increasingly gaining importance. The Policy Briefs Series on Good E-Governance launched by the Ukrainian-Swiss E-Governance for Accountability and Participation (EGAP) Program, the State Agency for E-Governance in Ukraine and the Center for Innovations Development (CID) at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy aim to serve as pragmatic, evidence based briefs to inform policy makers and practitioners about key policy issues related to the mainstreaming of good electronic governance in Ukraine. The Policy Briefs Series are distributed quarterly and electronically; they are also available on EGAP Program’s website www.egap.in.ua/natsionalna-polityka.
A vibrant democratic system provides a range or a ‘menu’ of instruments that citizens, civil society and government authorities can actively use to participate in, and influence, political life. With the increasing speed of IT and social innovation, the expanding spectrum of information communication technologies (ICT) available for enhancing democratic processes cannot be left out from the menu. Our first September 2016 issue in the Policy Briefs on Good Electronic(e-) Governance focused on the legislative aspects of e-democracy in Ukraine. In this second issue, we look at the implementation of e-democracy. More specifically, we examine the role of e-democracy instruments, how they are used and how they can sustainably enrich Ukraine’s democracy in the future.