The Office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at Stanford University have signed a memorandum on cooperation under the framework of Ukraine’s reform of public governance, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The memorandum also contains signatures of the Professional Government Association and the Kyiv School of Economics.
Among other guests participating at the signing ceremony, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Francis Fukuyama, a professor at the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law of Stanford University, were also present.
The document was signed during a meeting between the newly appointed ministry employees that were hired within the framework of public governance reform.
“I hope this initiative will turn into a close cooperation between my institution and the Ukrainian government. I hope that this cooperation will help our country to move in the right direction in the field of providing public services and state governance”, - Fukuyama said.
In his turn, the Prime Minister pointed out that the society is still not clear about what the reform of state governance actually represents.
“It is very important that we have started the reform of not only the public service system, but also we have begun to reform the system of governing the nation”, - he stressed.