HOW ICT CAN STRENGTHEN PARLIAMENTS IN     YOUNG AND EMERGING DEMOCRACIES                     CASE MacedoniaJani Makraduli,...
Contribution IPU democracy day
The first rule of any technology used in abusiness is that automation applied to anefficient operation will magnify theeff...
Approach• Success of e-things depends  – 20% Technology  – 35% Restructuring the processes  – 45% Attitude of management  ...
Parliament needs• Enable Efficient, Flexible, Available and Transparent services to  citizens• Transparency in the legisla...
Parliament needs 396 sessions (plenary, committee) 1389 items 191 laws 1791 amendments               How ICT can stren...
e-Democracy, a strategic approach for improving  democracyAchieve more transparent, cost-effective and faster processes in...
Strategic Approach – Key to success           How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and             emerging Democra...
CASE STUDY - Assembly of The Republic of Macedonia• Customer:                        Assembly of the Republic of          ...
Stage 1              Basic Web portal                                          Citizens          From        Basic infrast...
Stage 1             Integration with                                           Citizens           Government institutions ...
Stage 1          Interactive communication                                      Citizens                   with citizens  ...
e-Parliament – What is it all about?• Covers the whole legislation process within the Parliament from initiation of draft ...
CASE STUDY - Assembly of The Republic of Macedonia  I can only salute Macedonia for achieving such a success. As an MP Im ...
e-parliament conference 2009              How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and                emerging Democrac...
e-parliament conference 2009              How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and                emerging Democrac...
Benefits• Active participation for every user from anywhere and at  anytime• Improves performance• More mobile teleworking...
Benefits - my daily work• Easy access for information  – Materials     • Draft law     • Committee report     • Amendments...
Benefits …             How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and               emerging Democracies – Macedonian Cas...
Benefits …             How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and               emerging Democracies – Macedonian Cas...
Benefits …             How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and               emerging Democracies – Macedonian Cas...
Benefits …             How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and               emerging Democracies – Macedonian Cas...
Benefits …             How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and               emerging Democracies – Macedonian Cas...
Benefits …             How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and               emerging Democracies – Macedonian Cas...
Benefits …             How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and               emerging Democracies – Macedonian Cas...
Benefits …             How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and               emerging Democracies – Macedonian Cas...
The prediction I can make with the highest             confidence is that the most amazing             discoveries will be...
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[2010] Case Study: Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia How ICT can strengthen parliaments in young and emerging democracies - by Jani Makraduli

  1. 1. HOW ICT CAN STRENGTHEN PARLIAMENTS IN YOUNG AND EMERGING DEMOCRACIES CASE MacedoniaJani Makraduli, Vice PresidentAssembly of the Republic of Macedonia
  2. 2. Contribution IPU democracy day
  3. 3. The first rule of any technology used in abusiness is that automation applied to anefficient operation will magnify theefficiency. The second is that automationapplied to an inefficient operation willmagnify the inefficiency.” Bill Gates
  4. 4. Approach• Success of e-things depends – 20% Technology – 35% Restructuring the processes – 45% Attitude of management – Balans between the two sides • Front-office (demand) • Back-office (supply) How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case 4
  5. 5. Parliament needs• Enable Efficient, Flexible, Available and Transparent services to citizens• Transparency in the legislative operations• Redefining and optimizing existing processes• Measuring and monitoring of Parliament performances• Increase efficiency in operations• Decrease of the costs of operations• Establishing starting point for building “Legislative knowledge”• Using the potential of the existing investment in IT• Maximum value for the tax payers’ money How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  6. 6. Parliament needs 396 sessions (plenary, committee) 1389 items 191 laws 1791 amendments How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case 6
  7. 7. e-Democracy, a strategic approach for improving democracyAchieve more transparent, cost-effective and faster processes in Give access to rich, contextual information to everyone involvedparliament with the usage of in legislation processes: MPs, professionals, experts, media andICT. citizens. Allow faster decision-making and lower bureaucracy through information systems that enable access to information to anyone, anywhere and on any device. Declaration Common goal Joint strategic ICT companies for establishing (Position / leadership at with Vision and the e- Opposition) the highest Technology Democracy level Excellence How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  8. 8. Strategic Approach – Key to success How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  9. 9. CASE STUDY - Assembly of The Republic of Macedonia• Customer: Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia• Time frame: December 2008 – June 2009• Deliverables: Solution architecture Systems infrastructure e-Parliament software solution Training & Support• Primary audience: Citizens, Media, Members of Parliament• Secondary audience: administration, interoperable institutions How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  10. 10. Stage 1 Basic Web portal Citizens From Basic infrastructure To Advanced networking infrastructure From outdated server OS, outdated server apps, outdated AV andStage 2 messaging infrastructure, manually managed clients, non excising security policies etc; To Automatically and centrally Managed servers and desktops; + • Best practices deployed security solutions for internet gateway, servers and desktops;Stage 3 • Secure mobile access to the system from any place and any device; • High availability for critical systems; How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  11. 11. Stage 1 Integration with Citizens Government institutions Parliament TV on the net MediaStage 2 Advanced Web portal connected to e- MPs Parliament e-Parliament core systemStage 3 How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  12. 12. Stage 1 Interactive communication Citizens with citizens Social Networking MediaStage 2 Parliamentary Institute President XML Templates of bills, MPsStage 3 amendments, … How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  13. 13. e-Parliament – What is it all about?• Covers the whole legislation process within the Parliament from initiation of draft act till the decisions on plenary sessions including processes of preparation, approval and submission of draft acts, parliamentary committees, plenary sessions, MP questions…• Automation of work of President, Secretary General, MPs, Parliamentary groups• Integrated public web portal for publishing of daily material in procedure, scheduled meetings, agenda, conclusions, transcripts, voting reports of the Sessions Parliament and working bodies• Notifications for deadlines, new sessions, new acts in process through solution interface, email, SMS• Key Performance Indicators and scorecards• System generated documents based on templates• Workflow for approval of materials• Parliament TV on the net• Searchable video and audio archive How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  14. 14. CASE STUDY - Assembly of The Republic of Macedonia I can only salute Macedonia for achieving such a success. As an MP Im a little bit jealous, because you have done things we havent even reached. For instance, Im not able to follow past debates on video link to see whether I was good or not or to see the performances of colleagues, he said, adding Macedonia as a younger state had surpassed those much older ones in the process. Lord Richard Best, British MP, Skopje, September 2009 The e-parliament was introduced which introduces a fully automatised legislative process from the moment of submission of the documents by the Government, and until their publishing in the Official gazette. 2009 Progress Report, Commission of The European Communities, Brussels, October 2009 How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  15. 15. e-parliament conference 2009 How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case 15
  16. 16. e-parliament conference 2009 How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case 16
  17. 17. Benefits• Active participation for every user from anywhere and at anytime• Improves performance• More mobile teleworking solution for the Members• Enabling transformation of the internal data sources into information available for the citizens• Reduces process complexity and increased efficiency of the MPs• Shortens the learning curve• Saves money by lowering the consumption of paper• Inoperability with Government and Official Gazette• Warrants the process execution as to comply with the Rules of Procedures of the Parliament• Enabling transparent citizen access How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case
  18. 18. Benefits - my daily work• Easy access for information – Materials • Draft law • Committee report • Amendments from other MPs – Time frame• Amendments• First reading How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging Democracies – Macedonian Case 18
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  27. 27. The prediction I can make with the highest confidence is that the most amazing discoveries will be the ones we are not today wise enough to foresee. Carl Sagan, Billions and BillionsJani Makraduli, Vice PresidentAssembly of the Republic of Macedonia

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