The Consulate of Ukraine in Dubai

, Kyiv 09:47

Ukraine reforms bulletin 11-15 December 2017

15 December 2017, 13:37

The last week (11 – 15 December) has brought a significant progress in the spheres of energy efficiency, defence sector and decentralisation. Certain developments happened in the spheres of deregulation, agriculture, tax reform and public administration.

Ukraine received positive assessment over the progress of reforms, improved its macroeconomic ratings and attracted additional financing for the implementation of priority reforms:

Energy efficiency reform

Defence sector reform

Decentralisation

  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development positively assesses the results and progress of the decentralization reform in Ukraine and pledges to provide support for its implementation;
  • In 2017 the government will finish the development of the human development index and the regions’ competitiveness index – two important strategic planning instruments for the evaluation of decentralisation;
  • In 2017, the regions have launched implementation of over 2,800 infrastructure projects, thus making it possible to assert the new quality of education, infrastructure, medical and social provision in communities and rural areas. In 2018, Government support for the development of regions would amount to UAH 18.5 billion, whereas in 2014 it had amounted ещ only UAH 500 million.

 

Deregulation

 

Agriculture

 

Public administration reform

  • The public administration reform was identified as one of the priorities for the Ukrainian government for 2017. Hence, this year the reform has started by the creation of directorates general in 10 ministries, and the competitions for the positions of the directorates’ heads were held. Ukraine and the EU continue the cooperation in this sphere.

 

Tax reform

 

Environmental protection