Decentralization, development of e-services and the civil service reform have become the reflection of the Government's policy on effective governance. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the presentation of the Government's report for 2018.
"Decentralization is one of the most important priorities. But today, only 68% of Ukrainians grasp the new opportunities. Our task is to enable 100% of people to have access to the existing benefits of reform. The local budgets (due to decentralization) increased 3.3 times!. Today we have 118 e-services, and 50 additional e-services will be put in practice. People need such services. Look what we have. Only in the ProZORRO segment we expect revenues to the tune of UAH 30 billion," the Prime Minister said.
The Head of Government added that, apart from opportunities offered by decentralization, the Cabinet of Ministers last year introduced additional regional support programs. In general, more than UAH 37 billion were invested in the development of regions. Investment spheres - roads, socio-economic development of territories, projects of the Regional Development Fund, local medicine, community infrastructure, agribusiness and "New Ukrainian School".
According to the Prime Minister, renewal of civil service became a driving force of all reforms. The project, which was kickedd in 10 ministries, the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers, National Agency of Ukraine for Civil Service and in the State Agency for Civil Service and State Agency for e-Governance, gave an opportunity to attract specialists who are ready to change the country. 30 people submit application for one vacancy in the civil service.
The Government's policy on reforming the public sector also yielded its positive impact. Professional supervisory boards were established in the strategically important enterprises, namely, JSC Ukrzaliznytsya, JSC Ukrposhta, Ukrenergo National Power Company and State Enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. The control over income from the lease of state property and ttransfer of payments to the state budget has changed. Thus, state property lease income increased by 37%, while state-owned company's payments to the budget grew by 1.6 times.
"The sum worth UAH 580 million obtained from privatization of state property was directed to the budget", Volodymyr Groysman added.
Today, February 13, the Prime Minister of Ukraine presented a report of the Government’s activities for 2018 - in strict conformity with the requirements of the legislation and within the framework of implementation of the policy of openness of the Government. The report will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for consideration. According to the Prime Minister, the Government’s report is not just a list of completed projects, but a peculiar evaluation of changes in Ukraine that resulted in stable economic growth of 12 quarters in a row, slowing inflation and increasing capital investment, shifting to medium-term budget planning and implementing sectoral support programs.