Since 2014, the international community has scaled up its assistance to support Ukraine’s reform and recovery process with political support, investments, financial resources, access to markets, advice, capacity building, etc.
The Government of Ukraine has recognized that new sustainable and inclusive development pathways are urgently needed to address economic decline, natural resource degradation, instability and conflict. Eight governance reforms are prioritized in the Strategy of Ukraine 2020: anti-corruption, justice sector, decentralization, law enforcement, defense and security, health care and tax. The EU Association Agreement and the IMF Memorandum on Reform outline further reform commitments, as does the Sustainable Development agenda which has been identified as the common foundation for further reforms in Ukraine.
In recent years, UNDP has supported several bold reform initiatives. The newly created online, searchable asset register for public officials is a major victory for transparency. The new medicine procurement system now serves as a model of international best practice for procuring public goods. In 2016, Ukraine took bold steps towards legislative openness and became the third country in the world to adopt an Open Parliament Action Plan.
Ukraine has signed and ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, and is a party to many international treaties and conventions in the field of environmental protection. Taking into consideration the socio-economic conditions of the country, Ukraine has committed to implement policies and measures aimed at combating climate change, to cover all sources and sinks of greenhouse gases as well as related economy sectors. In 2015 Ukraine has defined an ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction target: 60% of 1990 levels by 2030.