Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Olexandr Saienko and Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director of the Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), on cooperation in reforming the system of public administration of Ukraine, in particular, on conducting innovative study of the civil service according to the international practice.
In the course of the video conferencing meeting with Dr. Francis Fukuyama and representatives of the CDDRL the parties tackled methodological issues of the civil service research in modern conditions.
This research will be held in Ukraine this year for the first time on the initiative of the Professional Government Association and supported by Kyiv School of Economics. The target of the project is to conduct a pilot, and then annually, civil service survey and to advise the Government of Ukraine on its ongoing improvement. The said step will allow to get in-depth understanding of the current state of the government apparatus Ukraine and to shape specific recommendations for solving existing problems in the civil service. The Stanford University is currently conducting similar studies in Brazil, India, China and South Africa.
The results of the study will be summarized and presented to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in a report on practical recommendations for improving the current state of the civil service, which will contribute to improving the quality of government decisions aimed at further implementation of the public administration reform in Ukraine.