Hurdle Race with a Slow Start: Public Administration Reform in Ukraine

Hurdle Race with a Slow Start: Public Administration Reform in Ukraine

Date: October 18, 2018

Author(s):  Solonenko Iryna

Language: English

Work type: Policy brief

Publisher/institution: German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Abstract:

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.