Category: Analytics

Analytical Digest #2 ACSA:  combined aspects of local communities

All-Ukrainian NGO “Association for Community Self-organization Assistance” continues the production of analytical digests. Digest contains summaries of analytical notes and articles produced by Association’ s experts on the urgent problems of reform of local government, development of self-organization and forms of participatory democracy at the local level in Ukraine. Analytical surveys consist of analysis of problems…

Cluster Approach to the Development of the Amalgamated Territorial Communities

Reform of the system of local government provides, that the amalgamated territorial communities, having obtained financial, proprietary, and land resources and powers, will be able to decide local problems on their own. However, the future self-sustainability of communities depends on positive economic dynamics of their development: increase of goods and services volume, promotion of local…

Peripheral Territories of the Amalgamated Communities: interests and rights protection mechanisms

In the amalgamated territorial communities there are conflict situations between the remote populations and center. The conflicts arise because of interests of remote villages in case of financing road construction, water drainage, water supply system projects etc. Local deputies and headmen shall protect rights of peripheral communities in the Council of the amalgamated territorial communities.…

Sources of additional funding for development of amalgamated communities (by the example of Odessa region)

The analysis of the budgets of the amalgamated communities of Odesa region showed, that newly created amalgamated communities remain subsidized and, accordingly, are not able on their own account to maintain their own and delegated budget authorities. As earlier, they need vast amounts of basic donation. Incomes of amalgamated communities of Odesa region № Amalgamated…

Starosta – a new person in the Ukrainian village

Position of a starosta (village headman) in the legislative field in independent Ukraine is new being introduced in 2015 together with the adoption of the Law “On Voluntary Association of Territorial Communities”. Therefore, Association for Community Self-Organization Assistance has analyzed regulatory and legal acts regulating the matter of election, powers (rights and obligations) and responsibility…