The 4th Steering Group meeting of the Project “Good Financial Governance in Public Finance III” 01.09.2020

On Monday, August 31, the 4th Steering Group meeting of the Project “Good Financial Governance in Public Finance III” took place.

The meeting was held in the usual online format together with the project partners from the Ministry of Finance, the Accounting Chamber, Prozorro.Sales, the State Tax Service, Open Public Finances, EITI Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.

This quarterly meeting gives the working group an opportunity to monitor the fulfillment of the operational plan and agree on the main activities for the next quarter.

The event was traditionally opened by the project director, Dr. Thomas Meyer. Mr. Meyer congratulated all participants and in particular the State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Dmytro Samonenko, who agreed to chair the Project Steering Group and expressed his hope for further fruitful cooperation with the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Dmytro Samonenko, in turn, expressed his gratitude for the cooperation with GIZ Ukraine and hopes for successful implementation of the Project and achievement of the determined results.

During the event, Project coordinators from GIZ presented to the partners the achieved results due to the four outputs:

– Staff development and communication support
– Conditions for the implementation of international and tax standards of the EU
– Development of state information systems and resources that ensure the transparency of SUDF
– The importance and powers of the relevant actors in the field of public financial control and dialogue in the field of financial supervision.

Mr Meyer also stressed the importance of closer cooperation with the EU4PFM project, which recently resulted in guidelines development for recruiting in the area of public finances.

The next online meeting is scheduled for November 30, 2020.