Effective Support to Decentralization Reforms in Times of Changing Political Commitment: Brief on the DESPRO Experience
The experience of the DESPRO local governance project in Ukraine
has generated valuable lessons during 2007-2020. DESPRO underwent
different phases, having to adjust its strategies in order to do
meaningful work and contribute to the longer term reform agenda in
various political contexts – from the central government’s complete
lack of interest in local governance reform, to the closest cooperation
in the process of the reform implementation.