The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) positively assesses the results and progress of the decentralization reform in Ukraine and pledges to provide support for its implementation. Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko presented the results of the abovesaid reform to the OECD ambassadors within the framework of the session "Supporting decentralization in Ukraine. Assessment and Recommendations."
"I am grateful to the OECD member countries for their support and assistance in pursuing the reform. We have a steady cooperation with the Organization in terms of obtaining recommendations and monitoring assessment for the implementation of not only decentralization reform, but also other reforms - public administration, energy efficiency. We took into account all the OECD recommendations. Today, for the EU, the example of Ukraine in reforming is an example of success. We consider this reform to be not only Ukraine’s achievement, but it is a joint work, a joint result and a joint success with our partners", stressed the Vice Prime Minister.
During the working visit to France Hennadii Zubko held a meeting with Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD and with Patrick Gerard, Director of National School of Administration of France (ENA). Agreements on further cooperation on training civil servants in the framework of the reform of the public administration, local government leaders, in particular the heads of the united territorial communities, training of the personnel reserve were reached with the Director of ENA.