Reforming public administration to support decentralisation in the Ukraine

Project Management:

Prof. Dr. Oesten Baller

Project Duration

9/2008 – 8/2009


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Project Partner

Kiev National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), the President of Ukraine

Project Description

Pursuant to a University Agreement dated 1 September 2008, FHVR was assigned within the framework of German assistance to Ukraine to develop an independent sub-project with a view to further develop and accredit a Master study course at NAPA. This sub-project is embedded in the general scheme of support to public administration reform in Ukraine which aims at promoting institutional transformation in Ukraine. The vision of this scheme is to transform a government apparatus, which to date is still mainly based on principles of command economy and centralised public authority, step-by-step into a modern and efficient public administration system. Such reform process requires fundamental changes both in training for public administration staff and in faculty qualification at the schools of basic and advanced training in public governance.

This Project builds on the preceding project where in 2007 - 2008 the curriculum for an up-to-date master study course in public administration was developed at the Kiev NAPA, the NAPA teaching staff were made familiar with state-of-the-art didactics, and support was provided in implementing the study course during the first two semesters.

The goal of the current Project is to advance the now existing study course and to support its further implementation. The Project activities focus both on advising NAPA on how to establish an internal quality assurance system and providing consultancy and support during the entire process of accrediting the study course in Europe.