The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at its extraordinary
meeting approved the Medium-Term Action Plan, which contains essential
priorities of the Government’s activities for the next three years up to 2020.
Presenting the plan, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman stressed that the elaborated document represents a team work of the
entire Government, and it determines the principal directions of work aimed to
build a new model of development of Ukraine’s economy different from the
commodity-based economy and capable to ensure sustainable growth through
effective privatization, upgrading infrastructure, modernization of energy
system, pension reform, land reform, judicial reform, as well as reforms in
education and healthcare sectors.
"We really need consolidation of efforts of all
authorities to achieve the goal. This plan is necessary to bring about change
and make it tangible for the people. In 2017 we intend to use the experience
that we already have. There has appeared the plan in Ukraine that is absolutely
real", said Volodymyr Groysman while presenting the document.
to the Head of the Government, the outlined priorities were designed to ensure sustained
economic upturn, solving social problems, effective fighting against poverty.
"All these will give the opportunity to achieve economic growth, provide
efficient governance, develop human capital," he said.
"Our topmost objective is as follows: economic growth
and improved quality of people’s lives. Most importantly, we can fulfil that
aim", urged the Prime Minister.
The draft Medium-Term Plan of Priority Actions for the
Government up to 2020 had been presented in December 2016 and aftermath widely
discussed with experts, civil society and international partners.
"This is the action plan, but not a plan of projects,
thoughts – it includes what activities the Government together with local
authorities will engage in starting in 2017 and through 2020", stressed
5 Medium-Term Plan priorities for the
Government until 2020
direction, the Government focuses on achieving goals: making economy strong and
competitive, ensuring sustainable GDP growth at 4-5% per year, abandoning a
resource-based economy and transition to the creation of added value inside the
of Ministers takes measures to create favorable business environment in the
country and attract investments, to promote export and the national industry,
said the Head of Government. Therefore, there has been set up Ukraine
Investment Promotion Office, the National Industry Development Committee.
deregulation, Volodymyr Groysman reminded that the Government had annulled 367
regulations the previous year and over 100 in 2017, those hampering making
never be capable of solving issues of efficient development of the country,
unless we build a strong government structure, strong civil service which is
ready to provide adequate response to the challenges and maintain effective
governance. Our objective is to ensure that authorities we are forming,
including in the framework of the decentralization process in the regions,
start providing quality services to citizens. We must introduce a new system of
management inside the government and create conditions for the improvement of
human capacity", stressed the Head of Government.
Minister reminded that from 1 May 2016, the Government had launched a civil
achievements include the ongoing power decentralization reform, introducing of
e-governance aimed to reduce corruption, to enhance the quality of governance
and cut costs for the civil service sector.
Human resource capacity development, which implies the following targets:
higher quality and expectancy of life, reduce poverty, implementation by the
state of its social contract.
need to alleviate poverty in the country, because living in the 21st century in
the middle of Europe it is inappropriate to have such a low standard of living,
it is inconsistent with the real potential of our state", stressed the
Head of Government.
direction the Government has worked out the education reform, healthcare reform
that of pension system, noted Volodymyr Groysman. He believes that these
decisions will enable to trigger dynamic economic growth next year, to increase
the efficiency of use of public funds and the quality of people’s lives.
the Prime Minister singled out among essential priorities for the Government
the development of culture and sports, said the Prime Minister.
The rule of law and fight against corruption
Minister assures that the most reputable branch of power should be judiciary
and the Ukrainian courts. "The process of transformation has been launched
inside the judicial branch and will last for several years. But with applying
relevant approach we will be able to establish the judicial system
characterized by availability and fairness", he noted.
Government is working to implement anti-corruption measures inside the Cabinet
of Ministers, thereby contributing to eradication of corruption, accentuated
the agenda is the task to support the work of anti-corruption institutions,
protect property rights and ensure equal access to justice.
Security and defence
objectives in this direction include the development of the Armed Forces and
the National Guards, law enforcement structures; the reconstruction of the
liberated territories; the reintegration of the occupied territories, as well
as strategic communication and diplomacy. Regarding the latter, the Government
in 2017 has taken steps aimed at strengthening of diplomatic missions of
Ukraine in the world, added Volodymyr Groysman.