Since 2014 Ukraine has made more progress in reforming its economy than in previous 22 years. Fight against corruption, law enforcement and judicial reforms, ProZorro, decentralization and deregulation: the National Reform Council issued its assessment report on the progress of Ukrainian reforms in 2016.
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Fight against corruption:
- As a result of the NABU and SAP activity, investigations on 280 criminal cases are being conducted;
- more than 100 million UAH returned to the budget;
- 433.6 million USD, 79.8 million dollars, 7.1 million euros, 101 land plots, 52 apartments, 32 houses, 41 vehicles, 1 integral property complex and securities worth over 75.5 million USD are under arrest in anti-corruption investigations;
- the e-declaration system was launched on August 15, 2016. The first stage of e-declaration process, when only high-ranked officials were declaring their incomes, property and assets, was successfully completed on October 30, 2016. It is followed by the submission of e-declarations by all Ukrainian public officials from January 1 to March 31, 2017.
- A number of laws directed at successful implementation of judicial reform were adopted ("On ensuring the right to a fair trial", "On the Judicial System and on the Status of Judges", "On the High Council of Justice");
- the Strategy on reforming the judiciary and related legal institutions for 2015-2020 is adopted;
- the ‘reboot’ of the Supreme Court has started.
- New patrol police started working in 32 cities of Ukraine;
- 12 newly-opened centers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs work under the “single window” principle;
- 427 bureaus of free of charge legal help started their work in September 2016.
- ProZorro provided platform for more than 420 000 tenders worth over 200 billion USD; 20 000 traders participated;
- as of January 1, 2017 due to ProZorro budget savings amounted to 10.2% of total public purchases.
- Financial and administrative competences are being partially transferred from central bodies of executive power to local self-government bodies;
- 367 united territorial communities have been established;
- 3 183 388 people live within the united territorial communities;
- local budgets increased by 50%;
- system of social services was decentralized (359 united territorial communities provide social services through the territorial centers).
- The government approached to the full implementation of commitments before the IMF on licensing certain activities (22 out of 24 required documents have been adopted);
- Deregulation reduced the number of remnant from the Soviet times permits by 40% and the number of required for business certificates - by 87%.
National security and defence reform
- The Concept for the Development of Security and Defence Sector of Ukraine is being implemented;
- 5 basic directions of reforming the system of national security and defence are defined (security sector reform, Ministry of Defence, coordination of intelligence, cybersecurity, defence and technical cooperation with foreign partners);
- the institutional reform of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff, with the emphasis on NATO standards, has started;
- 5 agreements on NATO standards are signed and 12 military standards have been developed and approved;
- Ukraine’s military budget has doubled in 2016;
- the Army becomes professional: 70 000 people signed the contract with the Ukrainian military forces;
- The Ministry of Defenсe is leading in electronic public procurement;
- The Main Situation Center of Ukraine started its work.
- Economic growth is gaining momentum: according to the preliminary estimates, in the IV quarter of 2016 GDP grew by 4.5-4.8% compared with 0.1% in the first quarter of 2016.