The Central Project Management Agency (hereafter- CPMA) on the 19 December signed a contract with the Delegation of European Union to Ukraine. This date officially marks the launch of the “Support to the Public Finance management in Ukraine”‚ Action implementation. While implementing this Action support for the relevant Ukraine institutions to implement their tax and customs reform will be provided.
The CPMA director Ms Lidija Kašubienė is saying, ‚It is indeed a historic moment for the CPMA and the whole country of Lithuania to be awarded with the participation in implementation of such a significant Programme. It confirms the recognition of efforts, competencies and experiences in international cooperation domain accumulated by the Lithuanian public sector institutions.
The scope of the 4 year Action is to assist the Ukraine tax and customs institutions (namely the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and the State Fiscal Service) to improve the public finance management and to implement the national reforms in revenue mobilisation. The other Action implementing partners are the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.
The CPMA will be in charge of implementing the two Action components: ‘The Revenue Mobilisation’ and the ‘Horizontal functions and governance’ with total budget of 29.5 MEUR. The European Commission has allocated 50 MEUR for the whole Programme. An additional co-financing is provided by the SIDA - 5 MEUR and by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania – 0.5 MEU.
The international experts will analyse Ukraine’s legal base, will share advice seeking to assist the Ukraine in reaching their aspiration to join the EU transit system, operating based on the EU requirements and standards. Due to the interactive consultations and capacity strengthening trainings public sectors’ administrative competencies will be strengthened.
Throughout the implementation the CPMA will maintain close contacts with the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, the Customs Department and the State Tax Inspectorate. The above mentioned institution experts already contributed significantly to the preparation of the document, which is important part of the agreement, signed yesterday.