PR, HR and legal issues will challenge e-Government in the future
This is one of the conclusions obtained during the seminar on Emerging e-Government Challenges in Russia, held by Aleksandr Riabushko at UNU-EGOV headquarters on 30 May 2017.
In recent years, the Russian Federation has faced global challenges in e-Government, i.e. in methodological, technological and legal aspects. During the seminar, participants discussed the e-Government challenges both inside Russia and globally. According to real life cases, one of the most vital challenges in administrative burden reduction and public service delivery appears only when it comes to the phase of communication and data release. The Russian Federation has successfully overcome these challenges thanks to tackling the legal aspect together with other issues:
- Adjustment of the national legislation to the international law standards and entering the global ratings;
- Bridging the newly designed regulations with the existing legal framework;
- Implementation of the legal framework on the whole territory of the Russian Federation.
Furthermore, the main challenges in terms of transparency are not only in passing the bills, but also in terms of their implementation, so far one needs to keep in mind the most common dimension throughout the world:
- Different skill’s level in different agencies and municipalities;
- Global HR market recruits the most talented practitioners;
- Cost-effective funding;
- Emerging technologies from the global market.
To handle these challenges in a proper way, officials also need to pay additional attention to the following deliverables:
- Terms of references and recommendations for practitioners;
- Regular workshops and seminars for both practitioners and stakeholders.
In conclusion of the seminar, participants discussed the future e-government trends:
- Government executives will face information overload which will influence their decision-making;
- Government and private agencies will face the increased competitiveness for their employees from the outsiders;
- Globalization will penetrate the regional affairs more, than ever, due to the speed of technological development has altered the speed of regulations in the field. Otherwise, new technologies influence the society before they fall under the legal regulations.