Ukraine’s Decentralization Reforms Since 2014

Initial Achievements and Future Challenges

Since the Euromaidan protests of 2013-14, Ukraine has conducted a political decentralization process that seeks to fundamentally restructure centre–periphery relations. This paper outlines the achievements and shortcomings of decentralization and highlights a window of opportunity for completing the first phase of reforms. 

Research paper ISBN: 978 1 78413 360 3

Competitors during the 27th Ukrainian Firefighting Championship in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Photo by Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/Barcroft Media/Getty Images.

Competitors during the 27th Ukrainian Firefighting Championship in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Photo by Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/Barcroft Media/Getty Images.

Valentyna Romanova

Senior Consultant, Ukraine’s National Institute for Strategic Studies

Andreas Umland