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Ukraine’s Brand New Approaches to Leveraging the OpenGov Commitments

Ukraine has become one of the leaders in Eurasia in terms of scale of events held during the Open Government Week (OGW) in March 2019. The Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine called on…  


Blerta Cela: Women can talk politics too

Ukraine has made significant progress in gender equality. However, the pace of change on women’s decision-making remains fairly slow: Ukraine ranks behind 156 countries for women’s representation in…  


EU and UNDP launching new Parliamentary Reform Project

The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) are launching a new "Parliamentary Reform Project" to foster internal reform and strengthen institutional capacity of…  


Parliamentary Transformation: Challenges and Achievements

Since 2016, Rada for Europe has supported the Ukrainian Parliament’s evolution towards a modern, democratic institution fulfilling Parliament’s roles of legislation, oversight, and representation of…  


End to End Legislative Process: Some International Examples of Good Practice

This paper supplements the End to End Legislative Process Leaflet, concentrating on how things can be done well. Illustrative examples of good practice are given from a range of countries.  


Functioning of EU Committees in the Parliaments of EU Member States: Relevance for Ukraine

This paper outlines the role of European Affairs Committees in the national legislatures of EU member States. It also makes a number of suggestions of best practice that might be adopted by the…  


EU Compliance Check of the Draft Laws: Experience of Lithuania and Poland

This note was drafted at the request of Rada za Evropu technical assistance project to the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada to address three main issues, namely, the role of the Parliamentary Committee on…  


Prioritisation of legislative opportunities: Experience in Parliaments of EU Member States

A busy Parliament faces many competing demands for legislation. If unsustainable log-jams are to be avoided, some prioritisation and some prioritising of legislative opportunities are necessary. This…  


Will Verkhovna Rada become modern European-style parliament?

Since 2015, the Verkhovna Rada, with the support of the EU and UNDP, has been implementing a self-reform strategy. The key tasks are to improve the efficiency of the parliament, get rid of the…  


Sustainable Development Goals to get capacity boost through the Open Government Partnership Initiative

The Ukrainian Government commits to align key commitments under the Open Government Partnership (OGP) with the Sustainable Development Goals. The fourth OGP Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2020 is…  

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