The implementation of international support projects will contribute to the successful execution of decentralization reform at both the national and local levels. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at the official opening of the project Governance and Local Accountability (HOVERLA).
The event was also attended by Chargé d'Affaires of the United States in Ukraine Kristina A. Kvien and project manager Gabriel Abraham.
“Our goal is to create comfortable living conditions for people in communities, to improve the quality and accessibility of social and public services. I am grateful to the U.S. Government for its strong support in achieving this aim," said Denys Shmyhal.
According to the Prime Minister, pilot regions have already been selected to participate in the project: Volyn, Lviv and Poltava regions. A large number of communities expressed interest in cooperation, so the Head of Government stressed the need to expand the geography of the project.
The HOVERLA project, with a budget of almost $74 million, is designed for 5 years and aims to support decentralization reform in Ukraine.