Cooperation Between Sweden and Ukraine in the Field of Local Self-Government
Lars Rylander , Martin Schmidt
Since 1995 the Swedish Association of Local Authorities (SALA) has implemented a programme in support of local self-government in the Ukraine. To date the programme comprises four projects with a common overall purpose of decentralisation, thereby bringing the decision-making closer to the citizens and ensuring better utilisation of scare resources. The programme consists of two main components; a) a general project which seeks to gain support for, and inform about, local self-government on a national basis, and b) the Irpin pilot project which works out the modalities of local administration in view of a decentralisation of power at the municipal level.