Functioning and Needs of Regional Councils in Ukraine 2022
The research report presents a detailed analysis of the functioning and needs of regional councils in Ukraine immediately prior to the Russian invasion. It discusses their role and impact on the lives of residents, and councils’ accountability, transparency, and inclusivity in the decision-making process. Moreover, the report analyses gender issues and women’s representation in the regional councils of Ukraine and the councils’ role in the ongoing decentralization reform of Ukraine. The paper also touches upon the reform that state authorities have undertaken since 2014.
Topics of Focus:
- The decentralization concept, legislation analysis, and gender lens;
- Evaluation of the decentralization reform by academia;
- International development projects in the field of decentralization;
- Evaluation of the regional councils’ effectiveness;