Deputy State Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Tetiana Kovtun and Executive Director of the Office of Reforms of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Anton Yashchenko met with representatives of the European Union, USA, Canada, Switzerland, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, international organizations and projects supporting the reform of public administration in order to brief international partners about the progress of the public administration reform and effective coordination of expert, technical and financial assistance for the reform.
Representatives of the Secretariat of the CMU and the Office of Reforms touched upon core objectives of the public administration reform being implemented by the Government, the main results of the reform in 2017, the state of reforming ministries, the results of the competitive selection for new posts in the civil service - reform specialists (150 closed vacancies, more than 8000 on-line application forms submitted) and plans for the next year.
"Public administration reform is one of the Government's far-reaching reforms. This is the core basis for the successful implementation of all other reforms. We launched the restart of 10 ministries, the Cabinet of Ministers and two agencies. We update structures, procedures and bring the best professionals to work in the civil service. We are grateful to our international partners for the considerable support of the reform of the state administration. It is essential to coordinate our joint efforts and to move in the same direction," the Deputy State Secretary emphasized.
Berend de Groot, Head of the Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, emphasized the EU pledges its full support to the ongoing reform of public administration in Ukraine, and noted that over the last year the Cabinet of Ministers had formed a powerful team, which is working on the reform implementation, in particular on reorganization of ministries in an universal approach. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to coordinate technical assistance projects that are being carried out in different ministries.