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In 2004-2005, the Regulatory Reform Programme within BIZPRO USAID project and the Agency for Private Initiative Development established the first permits one-stop-shops in the region.

After establishing the Registration One-Stop-Shop in Ivano-Frankivsk and optimization of business registration procedures, the activity has continued on improving the regulatory climate in the region and simplification of business environment. Further work has focused on improving permits obtaining procedures required by legislation and the elimination of permits (approvals) not foreseen by law. Upon consultations with local authorities, self-government bodies and permits institutions, a decision has been taken on establishing the pilot permits one-stop-shops in a single office format in cities of Ivano-Frankivsk, Kalush and Kolomyia. Consequently, the relevant provisions on the permits one-stop-shops were elaborated, the specific permits procedures developed, the algorithms of interaction between the permits institutions and internal workflow have been carefully worked out. The proposed innovations provided for simplification of administrative procedures in the most problematic areas for entrepreneurs - land relations, construction, municipal property lease and trade. Along with this activity, the project experts actively promoted electronic flow of documents and other innovative ideas, as well as pursue to regional authorities to delegate their permits issuing authorities to the city (district) level.

The first permits one-stop-shop was opened in Kolomyia on February 04, 2005. It became one of the first in Ukraine, which experience has been used while establishing the next one-stop-shop in Ivano-Frankivsk (opened on September 08, 2005). On the whole, the experiments and notions of the one-stop-shops in Ivano-Frankivsk region were attentively monitored by the central office of the Regulatory Reform Programme of BIZPRO project and have been largely used in the development of the Law of Ukraine ‘On permit system in the sphere of business activity’, adopted on September 06, 2005. 

Through the establishment of permits one-stop-shops the business entities were able to obtain permits and approvals following the simplified and optimized procedures, and therefore - to save their time, efforts and money. After all, the project team has gained invaluable experience in advocacy and promotion of innovations for businesses.


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Ivano-Frankivsk, 76018, Ukraine

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