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Vox Populi: Citizen and Expert Input into Ukrainian Administrative Reforms

Eurasia Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2005–August 31, 2007
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The goal of the Vox Populi: Citizen and Expert Input into Ukrainian Administrative Reforms program is to identify ways to incorporate input from citizens and outside experts into the administrative reform process. In post-communist countries, administrative reform is vital in ensuring that a country’s government is responsive to the needs of its citizens. The Orange Revolution made it clear that citizen input is essential for effective governance in Ukraine.Funding will enable the Eurasia Foundation – working in conjunction with several expert analytical institutions – to help communities and grassroots organizations contribute to the administrative reform process. Objectives will include introducing new tools to government representatives, non-governmental organizations and the media for presenting and discussing reforms at the national, regional and local levels; creating feedback mechanisms for receiving and incorporating citizens’ concerns into reform design and implementation plans; increasing public participation in the discussion of reforms; and improving government responsiveness to citizens’ concerns. The Eurasia Foundation, established in 1993, focuses on the development of civil society, public administration and policy, and private enterprise.