The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine plans to improve a mechanism for drafting Government bills and seeks to increase their share in the total amount of bills submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration.
This was announced by Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Oleksandr Saienko at the international conference "Improving the Methodology, Practice and Quality of Legislative Process and Legal Drafting in Ukraine", held today in Kyiv.
"In our opinion, Ukraine needs the best model that would provide an opportunity to ensure the quality of legislation in line with European standards and satisfying the needs of society", said Olexandr Saienko.
He outlined the main problems of the law-making process in Ukraine. In particular, this is too detailed legislation, which leads to excessive micro management by the administration and the need for frequent changes. Among the problems he also called the weakness of the policy analysis process.
"The Government requires 12 different types of conformity assessments (in financial, gender, European, anti-corruption and other sectors) from the ministries. At the same time, the analytical findings, as well as consulting with the public, are often formalized", the Minister said.
Olexandr Saienko noted that the Government is implementing a series of measures to improve the policy-making process. In particular, the Government, together with experts from the European Union, is developing amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation focusing on the substance of the policy, analyzing problems, forecasting influences and outcomes in the process of preparing draft laws and acts of the Government. It also provides for differentiation of requirements for various types of acts and strengthening of requirements for the substantiation of crucial political decisions.
According to the Minister, the measures taken by the Government in the framework of the public administration reform, in particular, the establishment of directorates in ministries, the release from nonrelevant powers in ministries, allows for forming a more clear responsibility for policy areas, paying higher attention to work on policy formation.
Oleksandr Saienko, among other things, told that in nearly 10 pilot ministries, almost 400 reformists were selected, who would focus on the aforesaid issues in work.