Today the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction,
Housing and Utilities of Ukraine was the venue for the
signing of a Memorandum of understanding on support for the implementation of sectoral decentralization. The document was inked by the
representatives of 7 Ukrainian ministries, particularly the Ministry of Regional
Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine, Ministry of Ecology
and Natural Resource, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Culture, Ministry
of Education, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance. Another signatory
Deployment for Governance
and Economic Growth (EDGE),
funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and
implemented by Agriteam Canada Consulting Ltd.
The Memorandum is aimed to reach a shared vision of
decentralization reform, deepen methodology in its sectoral
dimension. It is envisaged to develop a number of normative-legal acts, to form
decentralization plans in various sectors.
The parties agreed to establish a mechanism of coordination
of sectoral decentralization between the Ministry of Regional
Development and other central executive authorities in the shape of a Coordination
Committee. A party to the Memorandum can in the future become any governmental
or non-governmental organization or institution interested in supporting the decentralization
reform in Ukraine.