Recovery needs and priorities were aligned by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Managing Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Matteo Patrone, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas and the Reforms Delivery Office under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine during a meeting of the Ukrainian Reforms Architecture Supervisory Board.
The Head of Government noted that the large-scale war had created new challenges and new priorities, forcing to rethink the role of the Ukrainian Reforms Architecture.
"In order to resume and deliver all the planned reforms on the path to EU and OECD membership, we must be flexible and fast, and adapt to new threats and needs promptly. Ukraine's victory and further recovery depend on that," Denys Shmyhal stressed.
According to the Prime Minister, the Government is currently focused on ten priority areas and reforms::
- development of a new economic model of Ukraine as a resource hub of Europe;
- reforming the civilian security sector;
- updated veteran policy;
- energy reform aimed at energy independence and modernisation;
- large-scale social reform;
- business support projects;
- new directions in education reform;
- customs reform;
- public administration reform.
Denys Shmyhal highlighted the importance of involving the Reforms Delivery Office in the preparation of a comprehensive plan for reform and recovery together with the European Commission, based on existing strategic documents, in particular, the Ukraine Recovery Plan, the World Bank's Recovery Needs Assessment (RDNA2) and in line with the European integration process.
The Prime Minister thanked the partners for their willingness to support the Government's priorities, the team of the Reforms Delivery Office and the URA project for their daily work.
The Ukraine Reforms Architecture project has been operating in Ukraine since 2016. Thanks to the expert support of the Reforms Delivery Office under the Cabinet of Ministers and reform support teams in ministries and other central executive agencies, Ukraine has managed to realize many important changes that have helped maintain stability and continue working in the face of war.