Three years ago Ukraine embarked on a complex and comprehensive local self-governance and administrative and territorial reform process based on the principle of decentralization. The international community is firmly standing behind this reform and has made available significant funds to support its implementation throughout the country.
The international technical assistance can be most effective if actions are well coordinated between the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine on the one hand, and the various Donor Agencies, Embassies and Multilateral Organizations financing and implementing large-scale programs and projects related to decentralization on the other hand.
During December 2016 – April 2017 significant efforts have been invested to create a Common Results Framework aimed at providing a medium-term framework for the Ukrainian Government and its international partners to jointly monitor and measure decentralization reform implementation in Ukraine, as well as to effectively coordinate the work of international projects and programs.
In order to assess reform progress against key indicators outlined in the Common Results Framework, and to provide a coordination platform where the Ministry together with Donor Agencies, Embassies and Multinational Organizations can discuss and harmonize their involvement in the reform implementation, Donor Board on Decentralization Reform in Ukraine is established. In its work the Donor Board relies on the mechanism of Working Groups, which are established alongside the key reform priorities. Organizational support to the Donor Board and the Working Groups is provided by the Donor Board Secretariat.