On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Agriteam’s Canada-Ukraine Expert Deployment for Governance and Economic Growth Project (EDGE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine’s Secretariat to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (SCMU).
The signing ceremony took place in conjunction with the Ukrainian State Visit of Prime Minister Groysman to Canada. Under the Memorandum, EDGE will lend technical assistance, including Canadian expertise and best practices, to enhance the operations of the SCMU, Ukraine’s equivalent to Canada’s Privy Council Office. The objective is to increase the Secretariat’s efficiency and effectiveness with supporting the Cabinet of Ministers’ policy decision-making, implementation and monitoring processes. Signatories to the agreement were the State Secretary to the Secretariat of the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Bondarenko, and EDGE’s Field Director, Tawnia Ammar. The Minister to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Olexsandr Saienko; Canada’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk; and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko witnessed the signing.
EDGE is a $20M, 5-year governance reform project working in 12 sectors, including export and investment promotion reform, administrative services reform, state fiscal services reform, decentralization, maritime/ports reform, e-health and others.
More information about EDGE is available at www.edge.in.ua.