According to the experts, held in Ukraine in 2015 the decentralization reform gave a new impulse to the development of the Dnieper and the region.
They think that it is received by the budgets of the city and region billions of additional hryvnia was given the opportunity to implement many infrastructure and social projects.
– Until 2015, then Dnepropetrovsk sent huge funds to Kiev, – the Chairman of “Committee of voters of Ukraine” Stanislav Zholudev. Thanks to the decentralization reform billions of hryvnia (from the single tax, excise and many other taxes) were to remain in the city Treasury. This gave the opportunity for five years to increase the city budget four times and to implement a number of projects in the social or medical sector, to increase the “Budget participation” and so on.
Director of the Dnipropetrovsk separate division of the Institution “Centre of development of local self-government” Elena Tertyshna spoke about the triumphant March of decentralization in Ukraine and in the Dnipropetrovsk region in particular.
– During the implementation of decentralization in the country has created 877 United territorial communities, she said. – 63 of them located in our area, which is the rate of this program is second in the country after Zhytomyr. Just last year, local budgets through decentralization in addition received half a billion hryvnia.
However, the analysis already established in the region if it emerges somewhat contradictory picture. Decentralization reform has already covered 90 percent of the population of the region. This happiness has not yet experienced 331 thousand inhabitants of the region. But the paradox is that these 10% of the population reside in 38% of the area.
If it’s already been established in all areas of Dnipropetrovsk region, Krivoy Rog also. But there are these processes become active. And by 2020, our region needs to create at least 92 GSS.
The turning point in this process, experts believe 2019. But much will depend on the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections this year.
Author: Konstantin Shrub