The Publication "Decentralisation and Local Public Administration Reform in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Learning from the past – preparing for the future" and Status Reports on the Progress of Decentralisation Reform in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine aim to consolidate lessons learned over three decades of reform and help the local government associations prepare for the reform next steps in their countries.
The publications highlight the main achievements, challenges and opportunities for future reforms in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. They aim to support and inform the advocacy efforts of CALM – the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova, NALAG - the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia, and AUC – the Association of Ukrainian Cities, vis-à-vis their national and EU level stakeholders; strengthen the position of CALM, NALAG and AUC for intergovernmental dialogue at the national and EU level; support an open intergovernmental dialogue and help build consensus on decentralisation and local government reform in EaP countries and facilitate learning and promote exchange of experiences and lessons learned on decentralisation and local public administration reform.
The studies were conducted in collaboration with NALAS, with the support of CEMR - the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, PLATFORMA - the pan-European coalition of local and regional governments and their associations active in decentralised cooperation. The Status Report builds on the specific country reports prepared in partnership with NALAG, CALM and AUC.