From improving services in the community - to reform

"From improving services in the community - to reform" – report under this title was presented by the Decentralization Expert of the Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralization Support to Ukraine Project DESPRO Vyacheslav Sorokovskyi to the participants of the UNDP/MGSDP municipal support departments staff conference carried out in c.Yaremche in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast’ on March 18-20, 2010.
 In his speech Vyacheslav Sorokovskyy highlighted areas of DESPRO activities relevant to the work of MGSDP UNDP partners. He emphasized the importance of cooperation between the projects, because they can mutually complement the experience acquired at the community level and integrate it into the work of government at different levels.
At the conference were discussed such issues as innovations in the legislation of Ukraine in the area of housing and utilities infrastructure, forms of building management, housing energy conservation measures, quality of development and implementation processes of the community projects supported by UNDP/MGSDP, opportunities for receiving international support for measures in the area of municipal governance and community capacity building, etc.