UKRAINE: STOCK TAKING OF PROGRESS AND REMAINING CHALLENGES OF DECENTRALIZATION PROCESS

13. June 2018

Decentralization in Ukraine began in 2014 when the Government approved the main conceptual document – the Concept of Reforming Local Self-Government and Territorial Organization of Power. Subsequently, the Plan of Measures for Implementation of Decentralization of Power was approved and then updated in 2016. To implement the plan, it was necessary to make several amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, the package of which was prepared by the expert environment. However, the amendments were not supported by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; therefore, the Government began to implement the reform within the framework of the current Constitution.

The analysis can be found here: Closer Look: Ukraine Decentralization