Supporting Decentralisation in Ukraine



The project aimed at supporting the successful implementation of Ukraine’s decentralisation reform via the provision of both analytical inputs and capacity-building activities at national and sub-national levels with inputs from peer experts across the OECD namely from Flanders, Poland and Czech Republic. The work was built on the analysis and recommendations of the OECD Territorial Review of Ukraine (2014) and was carried out in close collaboration with the Ministry of Regional Development of Ukraine.


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Launch of the OECD report: Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine, 15 June 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine.


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15 June 2018
Kyiv, Ukraine

Launch of the OECD report: Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine
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This report updates and extends the analysis conducted in the OECD Territorial Review of Ukraine (2014), providing insight into Ukraine's current territorial reform and approach to decentralisation, exploring the impact of current fiscal decentralisation measures, and illustrating what multi-level governance means in practice using Ukraine's transport sector as a case study. The launch event was  attended by high-level representatives from the OECD, the European Union, and the Government of Ukraine.

14 June 2018
Kyiv, Ukraine

Seminar on Implementing the OECD Effective Public Investment Toolkit
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This seminar focused on implementing of the OECD Recommendation on Effective Public Investment across Levels of Government, using the Effective Public Investment Toolkit. This seminar looked at the principles set out in the Recommendation in order to better define the roles of different levels of government in the design and implementation of a critical and shared responsibility for improved public investment capacities and a better distribution of responsibilities across levels of government in Ukraine. 

17 May 2018
Kharkiv, Ukraine

The Role of Subnational Governments in Supporting Industrial Transition (English | Українськa
This seminar discussed the opportunities and strategies that subnational authorities can leverage to foster job creation and local development in regions undergoing a process of industrial transition. The aim was to help subnational authorities to better understand how to deal with technological change and deindustrialisation, how to deliver public services for better regional competitiveness, and how to identify gaps in their current approaches to managing industrial transition.

2 March 2018
Kyiv, Ukraine

Enhancing Local Civil Service Performance for Effective Public Service Delivery
This seminar focused on the opportunities subnational Ukrainian authorities have to successfully plan and strengthen their workforce. It highlighted the importance of the local public workforce as the main asset local authorities have to deliver public services in an efficient and co-ordinated manner, and to increase the well-being of citizens. The seminar provided a platform for Ukrainian authorities to draw on the experience of OECD countries in public employment and management at local level.

8 December 2017
Paris, France

Discussion of Draft Assessment and Recommendations at the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee 
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development of Ukraine, Mr. Gennadiy Zubko, and First Vice Minister of Regional Development of Ukraine, Mr. Vyacheslav Nehoda, participated in the meeting of the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) to discuss with Delegates from OECD members the draft assessment and recommendations stemming from the project “Supporting Decentralisation in Ukraine”. The Committee meets twice a year with the goal of identifying the nature of territorial challenges and assisting governments in the assessment and improvement of their territorial policies.

25-28 September 2017
Lublin & Rzeszów, Poland

Improving Public Service Delivery at Local Level: Insights from Poland
The study visit provided an opportunity for a selected group of Ukrainian stakeholders from L’viv Oblast to learn from the Polish experience and discuss common challenges to decentralisation, particularly in relation to multi-level governance, co-ordination mechanisms and public service delivery at local level. The study visit offered an opportunity to get first-hand experience of practices put in place in the Polish cities of Lublin and Rzeszów for more effective public service delivery. The visit included a one-day capacity building seminar on “Public Service Delivery at the Local Level: The case of Poland” combined with a series of bilateral meetings with regional and municipal authorities.

18 July 2017
Zhytomyr, Ukraine

Fostering Inter-Municipal Co-operation for Improved Public Service Delivery
This capacity-building seminar provided a platform for the local authorities of Zhytomyr, its region and neighbouring localities to exchange on the experiences and challenges they face in fostering co-operation with other localities, and to discuss how OECD countries use inter-municipal co-operation for more efficient public service delivery at a local level.    

22 June 2017
Lviv, Ukraine

Enhancing Public Investment across Levels of Government
This capacity-building seminar explored how the OECD Council’s Recommendation on Effective Public Investment across Levels of Government can help Ukraine to further strengthen sub-national finance and sub-national investment practices in the context of the country’s ongoing decentralisation reform.

24-27 April 2017
Brussels, Belgium 

Supporting Local Public Service, Subnational Finances and Regional Development: Insights from Flanders
The study visit combined a series of bilateral meetings with regional and municipal authorities, visits to EU and Flemish institutions, as well as focus groups with Flemish stakeholders, to discuss the challenges and the lessons learnt for regional and  city planning, regional development, service delivery and public finance management at sub-national level.

15 March 2017
Mykolaiv, Ukraine
Supporting Decentralisation in Ukraine: Strengthening the Subnational Partnership  
This capacity-building seminar explored the impact and implementation of Ukraine’s decentralisation process at the sub-national, and specifically municipal level. Ukrainian officials and policy makers shared their experience in decentralisation reform and impact with respect to administrative, investment and service delivery capacities.
26-27 January 2017
Kyiv, Ukraine
Implementing Decentralisation and Deconcentration Reforms in Ukraine: Sharing OECD Country Experience
This capacity-building seminar focused on the experiences of selected OECD countries (Sweden, Poland, France and the Netherlands) and Colombia (an OECD accession country) in implementing decentralisation and territorial reforms, as well as approaches to regional development policy.


Ms. Gabriela Miranda
Country Manager Ukraine
OECD Eurasia Division

Mr. Miguel Castro
Project Co-ordinator
OECD Eurasia Division

The project was launched in September 2016 in the framework of the OECD-Ukraine Action Plan. It is jointly implemented by the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee and the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme, with the financial support of the EU Delegation in Ukraine and the Governments of the Czech Republic, Flanders (Belgium) and Poland.

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