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Proposals on decentralisation of administrative service delivery system via broadening the powers of local self-government authorities

24-03-2014

The Improvement of Municipal Services in Ukraine Project provides the expert support to the working group acting on the instructions of Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine. The activities of the working group are aimed at preparing proposals on the first priority steps aimed at decentralisation of administrative service delivery system, strengthening the financial provision of local self-government authorities and next steps on reforming the administrative service delivery system at local level.

The GIZ experts have carried out an overview of administrative services provided by executive authorities and elaborated the detailed proposals on the list of services to be delivered via Centres for Administrative Services (CAS) established by Rayon State Administrations and the cities of oblast subordinance including the timeframes and a handover scheme of such services. In this context special attention was paid to practical aspects of international experience regarding exercising by local self-government authorities of their powers in the sphere of administrative service delivery.

Inter alia, the following documents have been developed:

Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers defining the list of administrative services of executive authorities to be delivered via CAS and the sequence of steps and schemes of integration of the specified services into the portfolio of CAS;

Draft law of Ukraine on introduction of amendments to relevant laws of Ukraine on decentralisation of administrative service delivery system, which foresees the amendments to a number of sectoral laws on delegation of powers to local self-government authorities, in particular related to the spheres of registration of legal entities and sole proprietors, registration of property rights, land and construction issues;

Draft of the normative legal act on strengthening the mechanisms for the provision of financial resources to local self-government authorities for administrative service delivery including the services delegated by executive authorities.

The work was executed in the city of Vinnytsya during the period from 7 to 14 March 2014.

Within the short term the indicated documents, proposals and draft laws will be considered at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.