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  • Government of Ukraine approves Decentralisation Roadmap

    The Government of Ukraine has approved the Decentralisation Roadmap. The document determines further steps to implement the reform of local self-government and territorial organisation of power in Ukraine for 2024-2027.

    The team of the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, which has been working on the Roadmap, first presented the document in November 2023. A wide range of experts, international partners, and representatives of local government associations were involved in the discussion to ensure that all positions were taken into account.

    "The decentralisation reform has given impetus to the formation of an effective and people-centred institution of power in a democratic society - local self-government. Over the past two years, Ukraine has been facing the biggest challenges in its history, and Ukrainian territorial communities have proven their efficiency and resilience. Therefore, even during a full-scale war, decentralisation remains essential. One of our priorities is to continue and deepen the reform," said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine, Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

    The Action Plan specifies key steps for the development of capable communities, in particular:

    • legislative changes (draft laws on improving the regulation of the mechanism for approving territories of territorial communities and determining their administrative centres; on the peculiarities of restoring public authority in the de-occupied territories; on the division of powers between local governments and executive authorities; on improving legislative instruments for consultations between public authorities and associations of local governments; on local statistics, etc;)
    • improving the institutional and financial capacity of local self-government bodies;
    • development of local democracy and broad involvement of residents in local decision-making.