Experiences from Building e-Government Public Private Partnerships in Macedonia by Mr. Vasko Kronevski, MASIT

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Presentation by Mr. Vasko Kronevski, MASIT at the third International Conference e-Society.Mk: Experiences from Building e-Government Public Private Partnerships in Macedonia, December 1, 2007, Skopje Macedonia

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  • Experiences from Building e-Government Public Private Partnerships in Macedonia by Mr. Vasko Kronevski, MASIT

    1. 1. <ul><li>Public private partnerships in ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Vasko Kronevski </li></ul><ul><li>MASIT, President </li></ul>www.e-society.org.mk
    2. 2. Public-private partnership ( PPP ) in ICT <ul><li>Public-private partnership ( PPP ) describes a government service or private business venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why PPPs <ul><li>We are lagging behind in spending in ICT infrastructure, ICT in pubic services, ICT research, well behind both EU and candidate countries </li></ul><ul><li>boost the economy for the minimum amount of public money </li></ul>
    4. 4. The public side <ul><li>Other stakeholders in supporting Public-Private Partnership with Government </li></ul><ul><li>NGO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul>
    5. 5. Examples of PPPs <ul><li>Digital certifications authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Online service delivery (portals, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Call centers </li></ul><ul><li>Public parking systems </li></ul><ul><li>Co-investment in R&D for strategic services (health, defense, education) </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    6. 6. Benefits to Government <ul><li>Minimizing financial outgo </li></ul><ul><li>Better liquidity </li></ul><ul><li>Protection against technology obsolescence </li></ul><ul><li>Speedier implementation of e-Government projects </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiencies in management </li></ul><ul><li>Better image </li></ul>
    7. 7. Benefits of citizens/business <ul><li>Easy access to services </li></ul><ul><li>Single window/one-stop shop </li></ul><ul><li>24x7 convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility in the choice of access methods and devices </li></ul><ul><li>Saving of indirect cost and hardship </li></ul>
    8. 8. Benefits to the private sector <ul><li>Reliable streams of revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Low risk </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of employment in the development, implementation and delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Capturing business from related sectors (wider market initiatives) </li></ul>
    9. 9. IT Cluster Competitiveness FACTORS & ACTION PLAN (MASIT, October 2006) <ul><li>Extract of MASIT action plan for improving Cluster Competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>IT HUMAN CAPITAL UPGRADE INCREASING IT FACULTIES QUOTAS, IT QUALIFICATION PROGRAMS FOR UNEMPLOYED & ECDL INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>EXPAND THE IT CLUSTER BY EXPORT PROMOTION S/W EXPORT GUARANTEE FUND, S/W EXPORT PROCESSING ZONE </li></ul><ul><li>IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE, REGULATIONS & POLICIES ICT PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PILOT PROJECT, LABOR BENCHMARK </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    10. 10. ICT Industry & GOVERNMENT potential partnerships <ul><li>Extract from Government Economic Growth Program Support ( 10 goals): </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>Vardar Silicone Valley – focus on investments in IT, FDIs only by Fortune 500? </li></ul><ul><li>Team Macedonia – ICT part of the team for attracting FDIs? </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Consulting – ICT industry analysis, top multinational consulting company to foster the ICT industry competitiveness (EUR 9M)? </li></ul><ul><li>Е quity Funds & No Barriers for Good Ideas – one for agriculture, the other for the ICT industry (EUR 5M)? </li></ul><ul><li>MASIT – part of all ICT regulatory bodies and new Ministry of ICT & supported by all appropriate public administration institutions – STRATEGIC PARTNER ? </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    11. 11. Vardar Silicone Valley Macedonian ICT Center of Excellence <ul><ul><li>Macedonian ICT Center of Excellence (supported by USAID & Israeli consultants), by partnering with leading Macedonian ICT companies & international financial institutions who already voiced their readiness to participate in the initiative WE WELCOME THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE INITIATIVE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MASIT is going to reach a consensus which is a realistic figure to become an important party in the future GDP in Macedonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MASIT is going to support one home base industry/cluster that needs ICT capabilities to provide agility, modernization and profitability, and in the same time enabling the export (ex. Agriculture, Tourism…) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Recommendations <ul><li>Identifying and inform raise awareness public and private sector policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify factors shaping successful information society partnerships between business, government, the public sector and civil society </li></ul><ul><li>Develop national program for support of PPPs </li></ul><ul><li>Publicly recognize successful PPPs </li></ul>www.e-society.org.mk
    13. 13. Recommendations <ul><li>Common identification of potential Public Private Partnerships in e-Government </li></ul><ul><li>Building Digital Opportunities Through Public/Private Partnership ... of ICTs in Various Sectors (e.g., Health, Education, Finance, Government, Commerce…) </li></ul><ul><li>Joint investments in domestic ICT research initiatives in strategic industries </li></ul><ul><li>ICT to improve sectors competitiveness (incentive support for introduction of ICT in strategic industries) </li></ul>www.e-society.org.mk
    14. 14. <ul><li>Mr. Vasko Kronevski – MASIT, President [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Ivan Mitrevski – MASIT, Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>mitrevski@masit.org.mk </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Anita Nikova, - Project Coordinator anita@masit.org.mk </li></ul><ul><li>Phone number: + 389 2 3238 601 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax Number: + 389 2 3244 012 </li></ul><ul><li>St. Dimitrie Cupovski 13, Skopje </li></ul><ul><li>Republic of Macedonia </li></ul>

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