Working Group (Panel) on Governance and Public Administration Reform

Thematic Platform 1 “Democracy, Good Governance & Stability“ is focused on promoting democratic and economic reforms in the partner countries of the Eastern Partnership. Its aim is to develop stable democratic institutions (including electoral standards, legislation on the media, anti-corruption measures) and effective state structures. The objectives of this platform are security, stability and sovereignty of the territorial integrity of partner countries through the implementation of multilateral measures aimed at building confidence and creating early warning systems.

Since 2011 the  National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service on behalf of Ukraine has been actively involved in the activities of the Working Group (Panel)  on Public Administration Reform, in particular it participates in Working Group meetings and in events organized by Eastern Partnership countries on the regular basis. Cooperation within the framework of the Working Group is to contribute to fulfilment of the main tasks of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service, including ensuring the development and implementation of the state policy in the civil service, implementation of a functional civil service management, development of measures aimed at improvement of civil services etc.

The Working Group (Panel) on Governance and Public Administration Reform is focused on the following areas:

  • “Civil service, public administration organizations and their functioning (human resources management, rules of recruitment, statutes)”;
  • “Transparency, e-governance and data protection”;
  • “Local / regional government and decentralization”;
  • “Effective management of technical assistance”

Since 2012 Ukraine has been a leading country in the area “Effective management of technical assistance”. Each year the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service prepares and approves together with partners of the Eastern Partnership a Work plan for the relevant year in four mentioned areas.

Main Achievements in 2015

Main Achievements in 2016

Main Achievements in 2017

  • A new civil service: the European model of good governance for Ukraine

    The Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part (hereinafter – Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU), concluded on June 27 and ratified on September 16, 2014, provides for large-scale institutional and structural reforms in line with the established framework. The consistent and effective implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU should create a solid basis for the further sustainable political and economic development of our country, to become the basis for a strategy for reforming all key areas of public administration and the implementation of European standards in order to improve the quality of life of the…
  • Civil Service publication

    Scientifically practical journal "Publication of Civil Service of Ukraine" was founded in 1995 to promote scientific, legal, methodological and other information concerning the operation and development of the civil service in the context of European integration of Ukraine.
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Government approves the Concept of streamlining the system of central executive authorities

The document, approved by the Government on December 27, 2017, outlines the main tasks and directions of reforming central executive authorities in accordance with the Strategy of the Public Administration Reform until 2020. It also determines the target organizational structure of the ministries, contains goals for streamlining of the quantity of employees and reforming the system of remuneration, as well as the principal steps to ensure the implementation of the Concept. It should be mentioned, within the framework of the reform of the state administration in 2017, 10 pilot ministries, National Agency of Civil Service and National E-Government Agency see a process of reforming. In 2018, another 8 ministries will be subjected to upgrading. link

OECD Recommendation on Public Service Leadership and Capability

The OECD Recommendation on Public Service Leadership and Capability outlines how countries can ensure that their public services are fit for purpose for today’s policy challenges, and capable of taking the public sector into the future.
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