Evidence-informed decision making in Ukraine
The U-LEAD programme is an initiative funded by the European Union and selected Member States to support the decentralisation process in Ukraine. As competences are being transferred to an emerging new local level of government – the so-called ‘Amalgamated Hromadas’ – a wide range of activities are being organised to improve local government and governance.
One of the objectives pursued is to promote evidence-informed decision making. Spatial Foresight has been commissioned to support the U-LEAD programme in this respect. The objectives are to review data that have been collected, to provide advice on how they could be processed and communicated and to explore the possibility of setting up a data platform that could support local decision makers. Spatial Foresight shall also help to formulate policy recommendations to national authorities in Ukraine in terms of evidence-informed regional and local development.