Today, the State remains the key barrier to better Ukraine. Bureaucrats in the government offices try to impede the reforms by all means.

Open Society Foundation President Lesya Shevchenko commented on the intermediate stage of the Parliament coalition for ‘Novoe Vremya’ blog.

After an open debate of leading experts in the field of combating corruption, who have outlined a practical plan for immediate anti-corruption reforms to the state. At the end of last year typical methodological approaches to development anti-corruption program indicators were presented to UNDP and Government experts.

The analysis of the governmental program suggests several negative trends. First of all, it offers no explanation as to the principles of the regulations and laws. Secondly, it employs the populist slogans rather than well-defined practical steps to reform the country.

The capital city authorities should stop runaround for the challenges in Kyiv. The officials should finally deliver the promised mortal attack on corruption schemes in land and city development relations, abuses in the utility provision sphere, the procurement and the budgetary process.

The acting Members of Parliament had half-yearto implement, at least partially,the aspirations of winter popular protest, to eliminate the old corrupt system and place the authorities in the service of the people. In sevenpost-Yanukovych’smonths the MPs are not ready to change the system and change themselves.

Decentralization, along with the fight against corruption, is the second most popular promise of political parties that have a chance to overcome the 5% barrier. Decentralization is, above all, about the authority, resources and responsibility of the officials for specific delegated powers.

The lustration experience in Central and Eastern Europe suggested that political dividends may outweigh the immediate managerial benefits.