On November 24, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Oleh Nemchinov took part in the EU-Ukraine Strategic Dialogue on Public Administration Reform.
Together with representatives of the European Commission, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the OECD/SIGMA program, the EU4PAR project, ministries, the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the National Agency for Civil Service and the Office of Reforms of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine spoke about the key results and opportunities for further cooperation to ensure the successful implementation of public administration reform.
2020 is the last year for budget support of Ukraine by the European Union within the framework of the program "Support to comprehensive public administration reform in Ukraine". According to a preliminary estimate, the implementation of program indicators will be about 70%.
"It is important for us to fulfill all our commitments and continue cooperating with the EU. We have already done a lot, triggered large-scale changes in many areas of public administration and have positive results, in particular in the provision of administrative services and digitalization. Public administration reform remains a priority of our Government. But there is still a lot of work ahead," Oleh Nemchinov stressed.
Despite the negative consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government is working to address the following priorities: resumption of safe competitions for civil service positions, amendments to the Law on Civil Service in terms of job classification and remuneration, repeal of the article 87-1 on political dismissals, adoption of the Law "On Administrative Procedure" by the Parliament.
"As these steps require the adoption of relevant legislation, we are actively cooperating with our colleagues in the Verkhovna Rada, in particular with the relevant committees," said the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The Government has also started updating the Public Administration Reform Strategy until 2025 through a broad dialogue and harmonization of reform priorities in line with European principles of good governance.