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ORDER OF THE CABINET OF MINISTERS OF UKRAINE

of June 24, 2016 No. 474-r

Some questions of reforming of public administration of Ukraine

(as amended on 05-02-2020)

1. Approve the Strategy of reforming of public administration of Ukraine for the period till 2021 which is applied.

2. Approve the actions plan on strategy implementation of reforming of public administration of Ukraine for the period till 2021 years which is applied.

3. To provide to the ministries, other central executive bodies accomplishment of the actions plan on strategy implementation of reforming of public administration of Ukraine for the period till 2021 and to submit quarterly to the 10th day of the following month to Coordination council concerning reforming of public administration information on condition of its accomplishment.

Prime Minister of Ukraine

V. Groysman

Approved by the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 24, 2016 No. 474-r

The strategy of reforming of public administration of Ukraine for the period till 2021

I. Strategy purpose

Reform of public administration is one of the main reforms in the countries with economies in transition performing complex reforms in different spheres of state policy. The efficient system of public administration is one of major factors of competitiveness of the state and prerequisite of the European integration. Effective activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine concerning forming of state policy in various spheres are possible in the presence of professional, productive, effective and accountable system of the central executive bodies. Decrease in administrative loading of state regulation, improvement of quality of provision of administrative services, law enforcement and predictabilities of administrative actions improves line items of the state in the world rankings of competitiveness. Besides, the effective system of public administration is one of the main prerequisites of democratic management based on the principles of supremacy of law.

The present stage of reform of public administration began with entry into force in May, 2015. The law of Ukraine "About public service", acceptances in June, 2016 of the first edition of this Strategy and signing in December, 2016. Agreements on financing between the Government of Ukraine and European Commission on support of complex reform of public administration in Ukraine.

In 2018 experts of the Program of support of enhancement of management and management (SIGMA) carried out assessment of condition of public administration, and the Audit Chamber booked audit of complex reform of public administration by results of which taking into account the accumulated experience and consultations with concerned parties this Strategy is updated.

The purpose of this Strategy is enhancement of system of public administration and, respectively, increase in level of competitiveness of the country. The system of public administration more effective and accountable to citizens which works for the benefit of society shall become result of realization of this Strategy, provides sustainable development of the country and provides high-quality services.

The indicator of efficiency of systems of public administration is the line item of the state in the corresponding international ratings. According to indicators of the Index of global competitiveness (for 2018) Ukraine takes the 110th place (among 140 states) in categories "state institutes", the 49th place in categories "budget transparency", the 82nd place in category "burden of state regulation". In the rating of the World Bank "Business" of line item of Ukraine are the best - in general rating in 2018 Ukraine takes 71 places, in the sphere of opening of business Ukraine rose from the 70th place in 2015 to the 56th place in 2018. Improvement of line items of Ukraine will testify to success of realization of this Strategy.

Taking into account the European rating and the European prospect of Ukraine this Strategy is developed according to the European standards of proper administration concerning transformation of system of state bodies. According to the Agreement on association between Ukraine, on the one hand, and the European Union, European Atomic Energy Community and their state members, from other party (further - the Agreement on association), this Strategy is based on general values, namely: respect for democratic principles, supremacy of law, proper management. In article 3 of the Agreement on association proper management is determined as one of the basic principles for strengthening of the relations between the parties. Ukraine will continue the political, social and economic, legislative and institutional reforms necessary for effective implementation of the Agreement on association. Considering importance of reform of public administration concerned parties are attracted to Ukraine to development of this Strategy.

The European standards of proper administration are formulated in the document of SIGMA "Principles of Public Administration" which contains system of the principles and criteria for evaluation of public administration (further - the Principles of public administration). The structure of this Strategy answers the Principles of public administration, developed SIGMA in close cooperation with the European Commission, and determines the main requirements to system of state bodies. The principles of public administration are formulated on the basis of international standards and requirements, and also ought the practician of EU member states and/or states of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The principles of public administration are acknowledged as some states as the list of standards and system of the principles and criteria for evaluating reforms of public administration.

Strategy taking into account the Principles of public administration determines the following directions of reforming:

forming and coordination of state policy (strategic planning of state policy, quality of regulatory framework and state policy in general, including requirements concerning forming of state policy on the basis of the detailed analysis and participation of the public);

upgrade of public service and human resources management;

ensuring accountability of state bodies (transparency of work, open entry to public information, the organization of system of state bodies with accurate determination of accountability, possibility of judicial review of decisions);

provision of administrative services (standards of provision and guarantee of rather ministerial procedures, quality of administrative services, electronic government);

management of public finances (administration of taxes, preparation and execution of the State Budget, system of public procurements, internal audit, accounting and reporting, external audit).

The purpose and tasks of management reform by public finances as a part of system of public administration are determined by the Strategy of reforming of the management system public finances for 2017-2020 approved by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of February 8, 2017 No. 142 (The Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2017, No. 23, the Art. 659).

Action of this Strategy does not extend to reforming of local self-government which is performed according to the Concept of reforming of local self-government and the territorial organization of the power in Ukraine approved by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of April 1, 2014 No. 333 (The Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2014, No. 30, by the Art. 831), to the actions plan on implementation of the Concept of reforming of local self-government and the territorial organization of the power in Ukraine approved by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of September 22, 2016 No. 688 (The Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2016, No. 78, the Art. 2607), the State strategy of regional development for the period till 2020 approved by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of August 6, 2014 No. 385 (The Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2014, No. 70, the Art. 1966), and to the actions plan for 2018-2020 on realization of the State strategy of regional development for the period till 2020 approved by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of September 12, 2018 No. 733 (The Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2018, No. 75, the Art. 2513).

Besides, action of this Strategy also does not extend to judicial supervision and review of decisions of state bodies as reform of administrative legal proceedings is integral part of complex judicial reform. The strategy of reforming of judicial system, legal proceedings and adjacent legal institutions for 2015-2020, is approved by the Presidential decree of Ukraine of May 20, 2015 No. 276.

II. Communication of Strategy with other strategic documents

This Strategy will be approved with provisions of the following strategic documents:

Sustainability strategy "Ukraine - 2020", Ukraine approved by the Presidential decree of January 12, 2015 No. 5, in particular the Section 3 "Road Map and First-priority Priorities of Strategy Implementation" in which one of first-priority reforms determines reform of public administration which aims at creation of transparent system of public administration, creation of professional institute of public service, ensuring its efficiency. Creation of effective, transparent, open and flexible structure of public administration using the latest information and communicative technologies (electronic control) for ensuring forming and realization of the complete state policy aimed at sustainable social development and adequate response to internal and external challenges shall become result of carrying out reform;

The strategy of reforming of the management system public finances for 2017-2020 approved by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of February 8, 2017 No. 142 (The Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2017, No. 23, the Art. 659), in particular the subsection 3 "Mid-term Budgetary Planning" of the Section II "Respect for general budget and tax discipline in the medium term" which provides implementation of the medium-term budget declaration as the tool of combination of strategic priorities of the state to opportunities of the government budget, creation of reliable medium-term framework for planning of the budget, strengthening of role of the main managers of budgetary funds in the budget process. At the same time the subsection 1 "Strategic planning" of the Section III "Increase in allocation efficiency of resources at the level of forming of state policy" of the specified Strategy provides tasks by legislative determination of new modern accurate system of documents of the state strategic planning, implementation of development of mid-term strategic plans of the ministries, introduction of obligatory value assessment of implementation of new strategic documents and strengthening of institutional capability for implementation of strategic planning;

the actions plan on deregulation of economic activity approved by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of August 23, 2016 No. 615, and the action plan on implementation of the best the practician of high-quality and effective regulation reflected by Group of the World Bank in rating methodology "Business", the approved order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of December 16, 2015. No. 1406.

III. The current state of public administration in Ukraine

The system of public administration does not meet in Ukraine requirements of the state for carrying out complex reforms for various spheres of state policy and its European choice, and also the European standards of proper government.

According to the legislation of the ministry are determined as the bodies responsible for forming and realization of state policy, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as body which directs coordinates and controls activities of the ministries. However the existing mechanisms of the direction and coordination of the ministries as well as capability of the ministries to forming of policy, need enhancement.

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