the decentralization reform back in 2014 the Government still keeps it a
priority direction. According to the data of the Association of Ukrainian
Cities, in 2017, financial decentralization provided growth of local budgets up
to UAH 170 billion, while local revenues of 366 consolidated territorial
communities created as a result of reform and involved in intergovernmental
relations grew 1.8fold.
completely and independently spend the accumulated funds and decide where to
direct them to satisfy the most urgent needs of people. Among those are the
improvement of the infrastructure of settlements - from roads to playgrounds,
equipping of medical and obstetrical stations, hospitals and polyclinics,
construction and renovation of schools and kindergartens, the opening of
administrative services provision centers, and solving issues of collecting and
Ukraine there is edited a miscellany telling about the most vivid examples of
the development of amalgamated communities and the most important projects
being implemented locally.
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has
emphasized, nobody is going to stop decentralization, as the government model
of Ukraine's social and economic development is based on a system of strong
local governance. Meanwhile, the Head of Government reiterated that powers and
financial resources bear not only prospects, but also responsibility - to
efficiently and successfully accept existing opportunities.
important, according to Volodymyr Groysman,
is the involvement of local authorities in the fundamental changes currently
taking place in the education, healthcare, and energy efficiency sectors. The
projects of construction of educational infrastructure objects, as well as
thermal modernization of the housing stock, should become a priority for local governments,
assures the Prime Minister.
At that, he
stresses that the Government expresses its commitment to make efforts to
support the regions - primarily through the resources of the State Regional
Development Fund. The state budget for 2018 envisages UAH 6 billion allotted to
fill the SRDF. The subvention for the formation of the infrastructure of the
consolidated territorial communities will amount to UAH 1.9 billion.