EU and OECD launch new project supporting decentralisation in Ukraine
June 1, 2021

EU and OECD launch new project supporting decentralisation in Ukraine

The European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have launched a project ‘Supporting Decentralisation in Ukraine 2021-2022’, co-financed by the EU and the governments of Latvia, Lithuania and Slovak Republic.

The project builds on previous OECD work to support decentralisation and regional development reform in Ukraine, and will review Ukraine’s progress in strengthening regional development and implementing decentralisation reforms since 2018.

The project aims to improve public service delivery (including health, transport, water and education services) by regions and local authorities, strengthen capacities to invest, and make more efficient use of financial resources at the disposal of regional and local authorities.

According to Ihor Korkhovyi, Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine on European Integration, Ukraine has achieved significant results in decentralisation reform: The European Parliament recently recognised it as one of the most successful. A new administrative-territorial system has been formed in our country, communities have become more capable and financially independent from the centre. We now need to focus on the economic development of the regions.

The projectSupporting Decentralisation in Ukraine 2021-2022’ will last 18 months.

Find out more

Press release

OECD analysis on decentralisation in Ukraine Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine (2018)


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