June 20, 2023 at the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine presented the first scientific results of the scientific research “Institutional capacity of state authorities and local self-government in Ukraine: state and optimization directions” in the form of a round table “Institutional capacity of the state: assesment parameters“. The research, which is currently ongoing, is conducted under the leadership of a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Political Sciences, professor, head of the Department of Political Institutes and Processes of our Institute, Galyna Zelenko.
In his introductory speech, Oleg Rafalskiy, director of the Institute, vice-president of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, doctor of historical sciences, professor, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, emphasized the problems of implementing development strategies, which were saturated with the thirty-year period of our state’s existence. The scientist noted that the vast majority of these strategies, unfortunately, were unable to achieve their goals and implement the tasks set. Among the main reasons – the Great War, which stood in the way of the implementation of plans, the focus on achieving victory. The country will face new challenges – post-war recovery in conditions of probable threats of Russian aggression.
Oleg Rafalskiy is speaking
Rafalskiy also noted that the scientists of the Institute, searching for tools and mechanisms to strengthen the institutional capacity of the state, are in the mainstream of tasks and problems that the state is trying to solve, because the task of building the institutional capacity of the state is one of the points of the National Revival Program of Ukraine, which was first presented last year in Lugano (Switzerland).
Candidate of Historical Sciences Vitaliy Pereveziy presented the Ukrainian case of the institutional capacity of the national parliament. Doctor of Political Sciences Mariya Karmazina introduced the participants of the round table to the results of the analysis of the institutional capacity of the Institute of the President of Ukraine and outlined the prospects for its assessment. The problems of measuring the institutional capacity of the government in the context of post-war modernization, polycrisis and fragility were actualized by candidate of political sciences Nataliya Kononenko. Doctor of Political Sciences Tetyana Lyashenko presented the results of the analysis of the indicators for assessing the institutional capacity of public administration, which are used to measure its efficiency and development. Candidate of political sciences Svitlana Sytnyk’s speech was devoted to the peculiarities of measuring the institutional capacity of representative bodies of local self-government. Rostyslav Balaban focused the attention of the participants of the round table on the parameters of the institutional capacity of communities, which are indicators of the effectiveness of decentralization in Ukraine. Candidate of political sciences Svitlana Breharya characterized the role of judicial authorities in ensuring the institutional capacity of the state and emphasized the existing problems of applying relevant indicators for assessment. In her speech, Doctor of Philosophy in Political Sciences Olena Dmytrenko emphasized the importance of interaction between the state and civil society, and the need to take this parameter into account in the formation of indicators for measuring the institutional capacity of the state.
During the work of the round table
In the photo (from left to right) Oleg Zarubinsky, Galyna Zelenko, Yuriy Nikolaiets
The problems of the validity of the presented indicators for assessing the institutional capacity of the state, the peculiarities of their use by scientists and managers, became the subject of a discussion, which was attended by speakers and participants of the round table, in particular: a doctoral student of the Kuras Institute of the NAS of Ukraine Oleg Zarubinskyi, editor of the policy department of ZN.UA Iryna Vedernikova, associate professor of the Department of Legal and Information Technologies of the Khmelnytskyi Institute of Social Technologies of the University “Ukraine” Ihor Moroz, senior communications adviser in the Canadian Parliament Anna Lachikhina, scientists of Kuras Institute of the NAS of Ukraine Mykola Gorbatyuk, Yuriy Nikolaiets and others.
The public discussion of parameters for assessing the institutional capacity of the state became a kind of event for the concentration of intellectual resources of scientists, public experts, and politicians, and proved the importance of a professional discussion on solving institutional problems of Ukraine’s development.