Local Self-Government and Rule of Law in Ukraine

The FBA is currently working on a comprehensive project on rule of law in public administration in Ukraine. The project runs from 2014 until 2018.

The main objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of local authorities and municipalities to deliver administrative services in accordance with rule of law principles, and to increase knowledge and awareness among citizens about their rights vis-à-vis the local administration.

During the project period, rule of law assessments are carried out in 15 Ukrainian municipalities/cities in various parts of the country. Both civil servants and citizens are surveyed, for example about transparency and appeal procedures.

The project was prompted by cooperation with the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). It builds on pilot projects conducted in the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Ukraine in 2011-2013. The pilot projects consisted of testing a self-assessment tool that enables government agencies to analyse their own service delivery performance from a rule of law perspective.

FBA works with several Ukrainian partner organizations with a central role in the implementation of the project; the Centre for Rule of Law Research in cooperation with the Rule of Law Unit at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the Association of Small Towns of Ukraine (ASTU) and the Sociological Agency FAMA.

Read the project Onepager, in English or in Ukrainian. To follow the project on Twitter, use the hashtag #RuleofLawUA. You can also follow the latest news on the project's Facebook page.

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