ASTANA – Kazakh citizens used electronic government services nearly 40 million times in 2016, with the total number of services rendered at 160 million, according to the National Information Technologies company.
The most popular services provided by eGov.kz in 2016 included address references, a fact sheet of registrations, creation of charges on real estate and a fact sheet of the absence or presence of real estate.
From Jan. 1 to Dec. 25, payments in the amount of more than 13 billion tenge (US$39.1 million) were realised via the payment gateway of electronic government. This index exceeds last year’s payments by 32.5 percent. As a whole, the amount of all payments for the period of service operation on the website amounted to more than 28 billion tenge (US$84.3 million).
The year 2016 was also the eGov website’s jubilee, marking 10 years since its launch.
Another important achievement of the year was the launch of Open Government website. Users currently have access to four main components, such as “Open Data,” “Open Legal Acts,” “Open Budget” and “Open Dialogue” that include a blog platform of first leaders of state bodies.
As of today, more than 2,100 open data sets posted by state bodies in a machine-readable format are available on the Open Data website.
The amount of documents presented for discussion on the Open Legal Acts website exceeded 7,200, meanwhile more than 5,200 on Open Budget website. Since the beginning of the year, some 17,000 appeals were delivered to heads of state bodies through the Open Dialogue website.
A number of contests on developing apps and services based on information from the Open Data website have been conducted in Kazakhstan. As part of those events, local programmers created more than 10 mobile applications and web-services last year.