iMoRe №149: Reorganization of Districts and Communities and Continuation of the Land Reform

The Index for Monitoring Reforms (iMoRe) is +0.5 points for the period from November 30 to December 13 2020 from possible values from -5.0 to +5.0.


In the previous round, the index was +0.1 points.

Chart 1. iMoRe Dynamics

Chart 2. іMoRe and its components in the current round

Law on Reorganization of Communities and Districts, +2.0 points

Law 1009-IX of 17.11.2020 is one of the final steps in the decentralization reform. It regulated succession in the formation of authorities in new communities and districts.

After the creation of new amalgamated territorial communities (1469) and districts (136 instead of 490), as well as conduction of local elections, a number of issues had to be resolved that would allow the new authorities to perform their functions. In particular, it was necessary to define the procedures for reorganization of local authorities and to differentiate the powers of district and community authorities in financing of health care, education, culture and sports institutions, etc. It was also necessary to regulate the succession of communal and state property, budgetary resources, rights and obligations, etc.

Law on the State Agrarian Register, +1.5 points

Law 985-IX of 05. 11. 2020 introduces a register of agricultural producers. It will accumulate information about agricultural producers and the activities they carry out. 

Farmers will enter information about themselves and their activities to the register by themselves. With the help of services of the register, they will be able to receive information about existing state support programs, apply for receipt of state support and permits.

Chart 3. Value of іMoRe components and number of events

Note: Index for Monitoring Reforms (iMoRe) from VoxUkraine aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of reform efforts by Ukraine’s authorities. The Index is based on expert assessments of changes in the regulatory environment in five areas:

  1. Governance
  2. Public Finance
  3. Monetary system
  4. Business Environment
  5. Energy

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