Public Finance for Development in Ukraine
SINCE 2015 – completed for now
Ukraine is one of the major political partners of Slovakia. Since its beginning, Ukraine was a target country of the Public Finance for Development programme. As a Slovak neighbour and one of the priority countries of Slovak development cooperation, it was a natural selection for the initial assessment of government needs and mapping of interventions by other donors. However, due to complex realities of this European giant, establishing a programme in Ukraine was somewhat challenging and took several years to take off.
ACTIVITIES: The cooperation with Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance finally materialized in 2015. The activities centered on upcoming strategies for PFM reform. Slovak experts helped with methodology, design and setting-up of the strategy. However, after assessing the real needs, the dynamics of the cooperation, and positioning of the programme within the donor community in Ukraine, the Public Finance for Development programme activities in Ukraine were suspended. Nevertheless, the development and needs of the Ukrainian government are monitored, and once Ukraine clearly defines its requirements, assistance within the programme can be provided.