Sweden promotes decentralisation in Ukraine

This November, the Swedish Government started up a European project worth 3.5 million euros aimed at providing support for the decentralisation process in Ukraine, one of the key reforms to extend the powers of local governments. This support will be provided in the form of international expert advice, training and exchange visits by representatives of Ukrainian local and state authorities.

This project will focus on promoting a new system that permits local governments to raise their own taxes, provide a healthcare service, maintain public order and support schools and centres of education. The project is part of the ‘Concept of Reforming Local Self-government and Territorial Organisation of Power in Ukraine’ adopted by the Ukrainian Government last April.

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