Batyr Yu.
PhD of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Public Administration in the sphere of Civil Defense of the Training Research and Production Centre

Pomaza-Ponomarenko A.
Doctor in Public Administration, Senior Researcher, Head of the Scientific Department for State Security Problems of the Training Research and Production Centre

Lopatchenko I.
PhD of Public Administration, Lecturer of the Department of Public Administration in the sphere of Civil Defense of the Training Research and Production Centre  National University of Civil Protection of Ukraine


DOI: 10.52363/passa-2021.1-12


The article reveals the essence of building effective public power at the national and regional levels in Ukraine. It is determined that an important element of the political system of society is local self-government. Decentralization can rightly be considered one of the most "humane" reforms carried out in Ukraine and which provides qualitative improvement of the living environment of people, the ability to realize their aspirations for quality education, medicine, culture, social protection.

During the reform of local self-government in Ukraine, a new system of administrative-territorial organization was formed, which allowed to form 1470 united territorial communities (UTC) instead of 11250. At the same time, the most significant result of budget decentralization is an increase in local taxes % in 2012 to 30% in 2018, mainly due to the transfer of certain taxes and fees to local budgets. A positive assessment of decentralization of power in Ukraine is the growth of trust in local authorities more than doubled (from 13.8% to 27.9%) against the background of significant distrust of the President - 74.0%, the Verkhovna Rada - 83.5%, the Government of Ukraine - 80.3%.

Key words: decentralization of power, local self-government, united territorial communities, taxes, local budgets, reforms.


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