The speakers of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum named the Russian project “Interactive Map of Local municipalities” as the world’s largest digitalization case for state administration using blockchain technology.
Of course, blockchain is still mentioned most often when discussing the topic of crypto currency. But this technology has much more potential, it has a lot of opportunities, and therefore it is increasingly being introduced in other areas of the digital economy. Participants in the panel session of the SPIEF “A recent history of blockchain and the impact on government and business” discussed prospects for the development of technology and gave forecasts for the next 10 years. The Russian project was named among the first, most ambitious and vivid examples. Currently seven Russian regions participate in the pilot.
“Interactive map of local municipalities” is a draft of the All-Russian Congress of Municipalities and Universa Blockchain. The largest association of municipalities, which is entrusted annually to prepare a report to the Government of the Russian Federation on the state of affairs in local governments. The map is an addition to the report and accumulates large data sets from all spheres of life in cities and villages of the country, from filling each local budget – to providing the population with social services and municipal services.
Each of the 22,000 Russian municipalities has the possibility to enter the back-end and update the information (at the moment – more than 60 indicators), compare their data with the nearest “neighbors” or with their type of cities at the other end of the country, do analysis and request recommendations. To realize all the necessary functions, the developers decided to use the capabilities of the blockchain technology.
Universa CEO and specialist in the field of innovative technologies Alexander Borodich noted that there are not so many working examples of the use of blockchain in the world as a whole. Especially from the sphere of public administration – you can literally count them on your fingers.
“We in Russia, fortunately, probably launched one of the largest projects for transferring to the blockchain of public administration – the Congress of Municipalities launched the digitalization of the powers of municipalities.” It is clear that this doesn’t cover all the technology possibilities, but only the part responsible for monitoring and monitoring, but from the point of view of statistical information and the management of our highly distributed country, this is probably one of the best and brightest examples to date.
The delegation of the Bryansk region led by Governor A. Bogomaz took part in the forum.