Problems and Benefits of Digitalization of Local Government

  • Yevgeniy Borodin Problems and Benefits of Digitalization of Local Government https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7331-5981
  • Natalia Piskokha Dnipropetrovsk Regional Institute of Public Administration National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5295-1364
  • Gennady Demoshenko Dnipropetrovsk Regional Institute of Public Administration National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine
Keywords: digital transformation, digital technologies, digitalization, local self-government, municipal government, community developmen

Abstract

The use of digital technologies in local governments and the municipal government system is becoming increasingly important in the context of digital transformation of society. There is a development and implementation of digital technologies and forms of access to high-speed Internet. The absence of these technologies creates a digital gap, which leads to inequality and violation of human rights and freedoms. There is a gradual transition from informatization and e-government to digitalization and digital management, based on the use of large databases and artificial intelligence. The aim of the study is to identify the main problems and benefits of digitalization of local government and the introduction of digital technologies in municipal government. Three important elements of local self-government have been analyzed, each of which requires its own special approach in digitalization policy. These elements include: municipal government, the participation of residents in the implementation of the local self-government and the direct formation of local self-government by residents. The main problems of digitalization, faced by local governments, have been identified. The advantages and benefits that municipal structures receive from the introduction of digital technologies in their work have been shown. It has been concluded that between all public administration sectors, local governments can benefit most from investments in digital technologies, which will ensure the effectiveness of municipal governance and socio-economic development of communities.

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2021-07-11
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Borodin, Y., Piskokha, N., & Demoshenko, G. (2021). Problems and Benefits of Digitalization of Local Government. Public Administration Aspects, 9(4), 95-103. https://doi.org/10.15421/152141
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