The Ministry of digital transformation of Ukraine reported on the deepening of relations with USAID. An American agency announced its readiness to make a financial investment ($60 million) to strengthen the cybersecurity of Ukraine. The money will be used to improve and strengthen data storage, energy and telecommunications protection. This decision followed a meeting between digital transformation minister Mikhailo Fedorov and USAID deputy head Isobel Coleman. The sides discussed further development of Ukrainian digitalization.
It is noted that USAID will cooperate with New Zealand and Denmark. The collaboration will strengthen Ukraine’s cybersecurity, and digital infrastructure and secure the field of information and communication technologies during the Russian war.
Ukraine will also be able to develop the necessary digital tools and support Ukrainian specialists with the support of partners. This investment is expected to have an effective impact on the quality of public service delivery and the reduction of corruption in the country.
It should be noted that Ukraine has already managed with the support of the agency to create several state programs that allow simplifying the digitization process and it calls services to the civilian population. The most successful project for several years remains the portal of public services Diia. By the way, in 2022 Diia was interned with a couple foreign countries.