Hurdle Race with a Slow Start

Public Administration Reform in Ukraine

18/10/2018 | by Iryna Solonenko

DGAPkompakt 25 (October 2018), 6 pp.

Category: Reform, Ukraine

Launched in 2015 after the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine’s public administration reform is a serious attempt to overhaul the existing system based on recognized European principles. However, its implementation has been patchy due to various obstacles including poor leadership and resistance to change. To tackle these drawbacks, it is important to establish a reform task force led by the prime minster and improve legislation. Support from Germany and Europe will also be decisive for the reform’s success.

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Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman speaks during the international Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 27, 2018.