Assessment of Internal Reform and Capacity Building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Exactly three years ago Verkhovna Rada started the parliamentary reform with the adoption of the Resolution no. 4219 committing to take measures to implement 52 recommendations of the Roadmap on Internal Reform and Capacity Building for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine proposed by the European Parliament Needs Assessment Mission to the VRU. Today the Parliament is still overwhelmed with legislative spam, and the level of Ukrainians’ trust in the Verkhovna Rada reaches the historic minimum. This situation is accompanied by insufficient quality of draft laws and analytical support of legislative initiatives. The Agency for Legislative Initiatives decided to analyze the progress of the parliamentary reform.

In the document “Assessment of Internal Reform and Capacity Building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine” we evaluate the status of the implementation of all 52 recommendations using own developed methodology, as well as provide recommendations on way forward. 

The status of implementation of all 52 Roadmap recommendations is estimated at 87 of 208 points, which is 41,8%.