Supporting Decentralisation in Ukraine: Study Visit to Poland


In the framework of the OECD project Supporting Decentralisation in Ukraine, a study visit will take place from 25-28 September in Lublin and Rzeszów, hosted by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purpose of this visit is to get first-hand experience of practices put in place by Polish cities and regions for improving public service delivery at the local level in a decentralised context. The Ukrainian delegation is represented by the following institutions: Lviv Regional State Administration, Lviv City Council, the Association of Ukrainian Cities and the Association of Amalgamated Territorial Hromadas.

The visit focuses on Polish experience in developing efficient local public service delivery systems. The meetings with the regional and municipal authorities of the Lublin and Subcarpathian regions will address common challenges for the Ukrainian decentralisation process such as multi-level governance and co-ordination mechanisms, local public finance management, and public service delivery at a local level, with a focus on the transport, sewage and waste management sectors. The meetings with the Association of Polish Cities and a roundtable with the heads of local communities (gminas) of Rzeszów County will also provide the opportunity to discuss challenges and find common solutions. 


In the framework of this study visit, the OECD will also hold a capacity-building seminar on Monday 25 September 2017 in Lublin. The OECD seminar will address the issue of delivering public service in transport and waste management sectors, drawing from the experience of local government of the regions and cities in Poland. The seminar is organised in the context of the Eastern Europe Initiative Congress which focuses on, among other issues, the challenges of rural and urban development.


Download the study visit draft agenda English Українськa

Download the draft seminar agenda English Українськa

To learn more about the OECD project on Supporting Decentralisation in Ukraine, read the project flyer English | Українськa


Ms. Gabriela Miranda
Country Manager Ukraine
OECD Eurasia Division

Mr. Jibran Punthakey
Policy Analyst
OECD Eurasia Division

The project supporting decentralisation in Ukraine was launched in September 2016 in the framework of the OECD-Ukraine Action Plan. It is jointly implemented by the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee and the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme, with the financial support of the EU Delegation in Ukraine and the Governments of the Czech Republic, Flanders (Belgium), and Poland.


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