One of the most successful reforms launched by the Government of Ukraine - decentralization - is the key to community development, the responsibility of their leaders and implementation of programs aimed to change the quality of life of people. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on air of the Simon TV channel in Kharkiv.
"Decentralization is to build roads, build a kindergarten, develop culture, and so on. If communities are united - they are developing. If separated – it leads to stagnation", said Volodymyr Groysman. "Everyone should take advantage of decentralization. All 100% Ukrainians."
Decentralization has been introduced in Ukraine since 2014. Currently, over 900 communities have been established in Ukraine, with about 70% of Ukraine's population living in them. The budgets of the consolidated communities grew on average fourfold, and this allowed the territories to implement the most demanded projects of development - from the renovation of communal systems and social infrastructure objects to the opening of transparent offices for the provision of administrative services (CASP) and the reconstruction of urban infrastructure. The Prime Minister of Ukraine, as a mastermind and vigorous supporter of decentralization, advocates consolidating decentralization in the Constitution of Ukraine and considers the strengthening of local governance as an example of a new approach to decision-making, for which there is a strong demand within the society.