Moscow receives WeGo award

Moscow receives WeGo award

The number of online services in Moscow has increased by almost 14.5 times, while every second Muscovites now uses online government services.
Moscow received special mention from the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO) in the category of e-government services. The international contest awards the best e-government projects in the world.
This is the first time the WeGO General Assembly is taking place in Russia. Ulyanovsk hosted mayors of cities and heads of major IT companies that offer cutting-edge e-government technology. The assembly featured sessions, the city forum on digital solutions, roundtable discussions and workshops. The slogan of this year’s assembly was “Smart developing cities for all.”
Moscow has been a WeGO member since 2015. The world organisation unites the governments of cities that are interested in developing e-government. The WeGO General Assembly takes place once every three years.
In five years the number of electronic services in Moscow increased almost 14.5 times: from 11 in 2011 to over 160 by 1 March of this year. Online government services are used by over 5.8 million Muscovites or almost every other resident of the city. In addition, 1.8 million residents use service-related apps.
The transfer of government services online has many advantages. It is possible to submit an application anytime and anywhere, provided there is an internet connection. The online format also makes services more transparent and reduces the risk of corruption. There is also a uniform system for monitoring the timely processing of applications for government services.
Moscow was the first region of the Russian Federation to use online services for making various payments, transfer the bulk of construction documents to the cloud, and enable families with children to receive several services at a time by submitting one application.
Photo: Mos.ru
Source: Mos.ru