Joint Advisory Committee meeting at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine
On October 16 the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MoI) hosted a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) meeting within the framework of the Ukraine Reforms Architecture programme, phase 2.0 (URA 2.0), where the results and key priorities of the Reform Support Team were discussed.
URA 2.0 is a comprehensive technical assistance programme deployed by the EBRD, in partnership with the European Union, with the primary objective to facilitate the transition to a modern, effective and efficient public administration.
The programme is managed and implemented by the EBRD and funded from the EBRD-Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account (MDA)*.
The Joint Advisory Committee is a newly established platform with the main purpose to facilitate the dialogue between the Ministry, the donors, and the Reform Support Team. It also functions as a quality support mechanism, which aims to ensure alignment of the Ministry’s objectives with the URA cornerstone principles and focus on the way to deliver results.
The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Mr Vladyslav Kryklii, opened the JAC. During his speech, he acknowledged the benefits of cooperation with the RST and confirmed MoI further interest in the programme continuation. Ministry of Infrastructure was also represented by the State Secretary Volodymyr Buchko, Deputy Minister on European Integration Natalia Forsiuk, General Director of Directorate of Digital Infrastructure Farid Safarov.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was presented by Iryna Kravchenko, the Deputy Head Ukraine, Mark Magaletsky, the Deputy Head Ukraine, Anna Kozhemiyachenko, Principal Counsellor and other experts. Mark Magaletsky presented the main objectives of the URA 2.0 and welcomed the continuing commitment of MoI to delivery of critical reforms. Chloe Allio of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine highlighted the importance of the sectoral reforms, and especially Public Administration Reform.
Iryna Koshel, the Director of Ministry of Infrastructure RST presented the results of the RST work to date. MoI, EBRD, EU Delegation and RST representatives discussed the next steps in the implementation of the Public Administration Reform, the Inland Water Transport Reform, the E-Governence Reform, Aviation Transport, Maritime and Railway Reforms, as well as Financing of Infrastructure Projects.
All JAC participants highlighted the importance of continuing of the reforms delivery process within the framework of URA programme, as well as strengthening the cooperation among all stakeholders.
* Contributors to the MDA are Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, the largest donor. Joint Advisory Committee meeting at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.