Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy receives new server equipment from UNDP and Japan

Servers will help ensure the smooth operation of the ministry's information systems providing social services to citizens.

May 29, 2023
Photo: UNDP in Ukraine

Kyiv, 29 May 2023 – The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine has received new server equipment, which will ensure the stable operation of its information systems – and therefore the provision of social services to citizens.

The four modern servers were purchased by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine with funding from the government of Japan within the framework of the DIA Support project, implemented with the support of Sweden.

In particular, the new equipment will be used to support the work of the Unified Information System of the Social Sphere, the “Social community” software complex, and the information system for internally displaced persons. These provide to millions of Ukrainians the social services that are most in demand and foster the development of the digitalization of the social support sphere.

The new servers will replace the ministry’s previous equipment, which was technically outdated and was not able to meet the current challenges, said Kostiantyn Koshelenko, Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine for Digital Development, Digital Transformations and Digitization.

Upgrading the servers will help ensure that our key information systems work stably,” he said. “This will enhance the ministry's ability to provide uninterrupted mass social services, which is especially important in times of war.” 

UNDP consistently supports the government in strengthening the country's infrastructure and institutional capacity, UNDP Resident Representative to Ukraine Jaco Cilliers stressed.

In times of war, it is important to ensure the smooth operation of public bodies and their registers, especially if the well-being of citizens depends on it,” Cilliers said. “This is the ultimate goal of our activities, which is why the UN Development Programme in Ukraine, with the support of our international partners, is supporting and will continue to support the Ukrainian government in its initiatives to increase the state's resilience in performing its functions.” 

This is not the first time that the UN Development Programme supports the strengthening of the state's IT infrastructure. Earlier, UNDP, funded by Sweden, handed over generators to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and the Ministry of Digital Transformation. These ensured their registers and information systems, which are key to providing social services to citizens, could be kept up and running during power outages. In addition, new computer equipment and technical support were provided to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to support the digitization of their documents and the development of registers.

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