Lviv Regulatory Hub

Lviv Regulatory Hub is an analytical and advocacy center within the School of Public Management of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU).

We consider ourselves as a platform for communication between the authorities, business and community to create, discuss and implement balanced and effective regulations to overcome barriers that hinder the development of small and medium enterprises, reduce the investment attractiveness of the region and the state, and create corruption risks.

Our mission: creation of independent, sustainable regulatory and anti-corruption expertise on local and regional levels through:

  • improvement of the regulatory environment of the region by providing practical assistance to government bodies and local governments in the implementation of regulatory functions;
  • analysis of drafts and existing local regulatory acts, including M-test calculations;
  • developing of regulations, on the basis of best existing experience, relying on intellectual resources of UCU, the Club of Entrepreneurs of Lviv region and involved experts, on issues that have priority and at the same time are relevant to entrepreneurs and communities, sharing of experience among other regions;
  • monitoring the regulatory environment and tracking the effectiveness of existing local decisions.

Hub was created in 2016 as a pilot initiative supported by the USAID LEV ‘Leadership in Economic Governance’ Program, the United States Agency for International Development, Lviv Regional State Administration, the Committee of Entrepreneurs of Lviv Region (CPL) with the participation of the World Bank expert within the framework of the project ‘Restoration and growth of financial and entrepreneurial sector of Ukraine’ implemented by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Hub is open for cooperation with interested non-governmental organizations, scientific and educational institutions.