The report focuses on the implementation of decentralization reform in Ukraine. The publication traces the main stages of the reform process, the specificities of local budgeting and its resourcing following different revenues, as well as the support of international donors. There are urgent issues of amending the legislation on the decentralization process and improving the institutional and legal framework for improving the territorial organization of power.
The report focuses on the appointment and conduct of elections, as well as on the formation of local authorities following the time frame and conditions for the completion of the voluntary establishment of joint territorial communities.
The purpose of this publication is to improve communication between those directly concerned with the decentralization reform, to identify the main shortcomings of the reform, and to contribute to the process of improving the territorial organization of power, which will ensure the country’s transition to a new model of multi-level governance.
The preparation and presentation of analytical reports in the Shadow Report format is part of the project embodied by the Agency for Legislative Initiatives, supported by the USAID Rada Program: Responsible Accountable Democratic Assembly, implemented by the East Europe Foundation.