To improve the institutional structure of the forest sector and forest management, FLEG II conducted an expert study titled “Overall assessment of the forest management in Ukraine”
Experts analyzed the condition and dynamics of the system of executive agencies responsible for forest management. This analysis shows that the forest sector reform requires first of all a functional review of the State Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine. Despite the consistent lowering of the status of this central forest authority, it is still responsible for the management of 12% of all state land and over 400 state enterprises.
Also, an assessment of the forest management on the basis of the criteria of the World Bank (2009), carried out in the study, identified a set of operational challenges and problems not only at the level of the State Agency of Forest Resources and its territorial divisions, but also among all participants of the forestry sector. Although the solution to these problems requires radical political decisions, the agencies themselves (the State Agency of Forest Resources and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food) can also improve the situation by the proper regulatory response and by ensuring prompt and more effective management.
The results of the study can help government officials to develop and implement state policies, identify priority goals and find solutions in forest management and forest relations.
The full study (in Ukrainian): http://www.fleg.org.ua/zvity-konsultantiv-svitovogo-banku/1621