Digitalization of the State: Traps and Perspectives

Elena I. Dobrolyubova – Leading Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In contrast to the ‘digitization’ and transfer of ‘analog’ administrative procedures into the electronic interaction format, digital transformation involves substantial changes in public administration processes that affect all stages of the administrative cycle, as well as the functions and powers of public authorities.

The purpose of these changes is to fundamentally improve management quality and the performance and efficiency of government agencies, and to achieve a higher level of elaboration of and substantiation for legislative, regulatory and project-based decision-making. An analysis of the Federal Project Digital Public Administration demonstrates that its system of goals, indicators and results does not always make it possible to assess the extent to which the final effects mentioned above can be achieved.

Key words: digital economy, digital transformation, federal project «Digital public administration».