Since 2014 a complex local self-government and territorial organization of power reform based on decentralization is implemented in Ukraine. The international community continuously supports the reform and allocates resources on its ubiquitous implementation.
International technical assistance is more effective and more successful, when it is well coordinated with the activities of the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine on the one hand, and the donor community, foreign diplomatic missions to Ukraine, international organizations that finance and/or implement large-scale programs and projects on local self-government and territorial organization of power reform.
One of the coordination mechanisms is the Donor Board on Decentralization Reform in Ukraine, established in 2017. This is a coordination platform, where the Ministry and the representatives of donor agencies, foreign diplomatic missions in Ukraine, international organizations discuss and coordinate their activities for reform implementation, trying to achieve maximum synergy and results. In its work the Donor Board relies on the mechanism of Working Groups under the auspices of the Donor Board, set around key thematic reform priorities. Organizational support to the Donor Board and the Working Groups under the auspices of the Donor Board is provided by the Donor Board Secretariat.
To achieve this coordination in the beginning of 2017 a Common Results Framework was elaborated 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.
At the end of 2018, the Ministry endorsed an electronic Common Results Framework, allowing international technical assistance projects and programs to fill it out, monitor activities and take corresponding actions.