USAID: US plans to help Ukraine export Diia app to other countries, discussions to begin in Davos
USAID plans to start discussions with other countries on the potential use of Ukraine's Diia e-governance app as a template for creating their own programs for government digitalization
This was stated by Samantha Power, head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AXIOS reports.
Ukraine is ready to share its approach and technologies with other countries, so USAID plans to start discussions with interested states on the potential use of Diia app as a template for their own similar programs.
The idea will reportedly be discussed with Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov at the Davos Economic Forum.
Power noted that the project is currently in its infancy. USD 650,000 has already been allocated to conduct feasibility studies in countries that have expressed interest. She also noted that the Moldovan government is already interested in the Ukrainian approach to e-government.
The executive expressed hope for cooperation with many countries, as it can improve the lives of ordinary citizens.
"An app that allows citizens to file taxes or access birth certificates without waiting in line for hours could be one tangible improvement," the statement said.
USAID has already provided funding to the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine to help improve the cybersecurity of Diia. The US government has also allocated USD 8.5 million to expand the program's services during the war.