Ukrainian e-government application Diia is now an open source

The Ukrainian Government has made the decision to make the base code of the e-governement Diia application an open source, according to Mykhailo Fedorov, the Digital Transformation Minister. This will allow other countries to import the code and launch their own state services, relying on the Ukrainian experience of digitization.

  • With the help of open source code, it will be possible to create analogs of Diia or other similar application. To do this, anyone can join the public license, find open source code and join the license on a separate website.
  • In addition to the base code of the server and mobile parts of the application, the Driver’s License document and the Criminal record service were also added as examples of the logic of the application’s work with data. Over time, there will be more services and documents.
  • Open-source is one of the popular global practices. European covid-certificates and the European digital identity wallet were made using this approach, as well as the Linux, Android, and MySQL companies.

With open source code and documentation, we will be able to quickly export Diia to other countries. Open-source products are about transparency, which will also be a good signal for our partners. The world’s top products work on open source. For example, we built the Trembit system, which is responsible for fast data exchange between registries, based on the Estonian Open-source application X-Road,

Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation, said.

What is the Diia app?

Diia is a Ukranian brand that combines a mobile application with access to citizens’ digital documents, and a single portal of public services for the population and business. The main goal is to make 100% public services available online. There are over 21,7 million users of the Diia portal by now — over 70 government services are available online.

Mobile application Diia allows Ukrainians to access 14 digital documents (ID card, foreign biometric passport, student card, driver’s license, vehicle registration certificate, vehicle insurance policy, tax number, birth certificate, IDP certificate) and 21 services in total. All digital documents in Diia now have the same legal force as their plastic or paper counterparts. Using the Diia app, Ukrainians can also share digital copies of the documents, and pay debts or fines.