Economically able communities of Kherson region

Operation of the panel discussion «Economically able communities of Kherson region –guarantee of the regional development» has been organized by Office of reforms and regional development in the Kherson region (coordinator –  Oksana Silyukova), Kherson regional office of Association of the cities of Ukraine (the executive director – Larisa Olenkovska).

Key experts environment and colleagues from other regions of Ukraine – leaders in carrying out decentralization represented their experience to the heads of new created settlements and villages.

The director of Institute of territories’ development, the main expert and one of developers of decentralization reform project in Ukraine Yury Ganushchak, spoke about situation of reform implementation in different regions of the country. At the same time he noted that the long-term plan on communities’ uniting in the Kherson region is one of the best in Ukraine.

Andrii Ginkul from Institute of Civil Society who is the project manager of the EU “Support of reform of local government in Ukraine” has made the report “The agency of regional development as the tool for maintenance of investments in the region” in which he has presented the purposes and tasks of the agency operation in decentralization reform introduction in the regions.

The project manager of “DOBRE” Bary Reed presented to the participants the project (DecentralizationOfferingBetterResultsandEfficiency – DOBRE). It is the new five-year project of USAID in the sphere of local government development by means of which it is planned to provide the complex help to the Ukrainian communities. The budget for the Project is 50 mln. USD for current 2016 – 2021.

He has reported that in general for cooperation will be selected near
75 integrated communities from 7 pilot regions of Ukraine which include also Khersonshchyna.

The issue of educational institutions reforming within decentralization reform and creation of the educational districts on the basis of the integrated territorial communities was mentioned in the report by the head of the Department of education, science and youth of the Regional State Administration Yevhen Krinitsky.

Healthcare reforming issues of institutions and interrelation of this process with decentralization reform have been also discussed.

Colleagues – representatives of local government from other regions have shared the experience and answered numerous questions of attendees.