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  • SIGMA experts praised the implementation of public administration reform in Ukraine
    Service of Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, posted 03 July 2018 13:50

    Experts of SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) which is a joint initiative of the OECD and the EU prepared a baseline measurement report on the implementation of the public administration reform (PAR)  in Ukraine and highly praised this process.

    "Ukraine has clearly demonstrated a commitment to modernise public governance and establish closer  links with the European Union (EU) in recent years.  Despite threats to its territorial integrity and a high level of corruption, Ukraine continues  to make efforts towards reform, placing the PAR among its priority areas.Ukraine’s reform process has received significant EU support. The  findings  of  this  assessment  are  intended  to  help  the Government  of  Ukraine to  plan  and implement  further  reforms  in key areas", says the report.

    In turn, Olexandr Saienko, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Head of the Reforms Delivery Office stressed that the public administration reform  is a focus area for the Government, and the goals set in the Strategy of Public Administration Reform untill 2020 are fully in line with the European principles and criteria of good governance of SIGMA.

     "As indicated in the SIGMA report, Ukraine  has  already  made  considerable  progress  in  reforming  some  areas  of  its  public administration, which means that our efforts are not in vain and we have an objective assessment of our actions to move forward even more efficiently. At each stage of the reform, it is necessary to clearly understand the results of work , key challenges and next steps, and this is the only way we can achieve systemic and irreversible changes. I express gratitude to our  European colleagues for the comprehensive support of the PAR", Olexandr Saienko underscored.

     Baseline Measurement Report can be viewed here.

    Background

    SIGMA programme (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) — is considered to be one of the most prestigious analytical centers of the European Union that was launched  with the initiative of the OECD and the EU.This program is designed to help Central and Eastern European countries to modernize  public administration systems. SIGMA provides a significant  assistance to the candidate countries in their preparation for the EU membership.