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  • Olexandr Saienko: We are shaping a new system of public administration that envisages wide involvement of civil society in public decision-making
    Service of Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, posted 12 February 2019 13:44

    The public administration reform that encapsulates increasing  efficiency of state management is the transition of business and citizens from decision-making observers to active participants in this process, says Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Olexandr Saienko.

    "Certain changes being implemented are seemed to be not really desirable at first glance, it is difficult to explain them to the public, nevertheless our task is to significantly improve the system of state governance in Ukraine and to ensure holding of public consultations. On the other hand, within the framework of the public administration reform, we are changing the approaches of state institutions and civil servants," the Minister emphasized, speaking at the  15th Dragon Capital Investor Conference on Feb.12.

    He recalled that in 2018  assessment of the effectiveness of public servants was introduced for the first time.

    "Each civil servant must have identified tasks to accomplish and at the end of the year to report on their implementation. A public assessment is a good incentive to reorient the civil servant from the process to the outcome," Olexandr Saienko added.

    The Minister emphasized  that the work approach of the ministries was retrofitted last year - policy analysis was introduced.

    "Ministries should focus on the qualitative development and evaluation of the influence of decisions, on solving specific problems in their sphere of responsibility and should gradually switching away from" manual "management of state property. We are now wrapping up work on amendments to the legislation regarding the functions of  the Cabinet of Ministers and the central executive authorities in which  such definitions as authority and responsibility will be clearly defined, "the Minister said.

    He added that the Government had already transferred responsibility for using funds from the center to local authorities - the result was immediately felt, local budgets increased by several times. In addition, 874 consolidated communities have been created today. Over the past 3 years, these consolidated  communities have built over 3000 new objects - new kindergartens, schools, hospitals.

    "The institutional changes  being implemented will enable us to make our reforms far-reaching, and this process of transformations is irreversible," the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers underscored.

    Olexandr Saienko: We are shaping a new system of public administration that envisages wide involvement of civil society in public decision-making Olexandr Saienko: We are shaping a new system of public administration that envisages wide involvement of civil society in public decision-making