The Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine has started the process of forming the Strategy of Institutional Development of the Bureau for 2022-2027. Currently, strategic sessions are taking place with the employees of the ESBU structural divisions, during which strategic initiatives are being developed. The directions of development will be discussed with international partners for the active involvement of donor support and effective financing planning.In order to properly implement the ESBU Institutional Development Strategy for 2022-2027, a road map will also be developed. These documents will be constantly monitored and adjusted, taking into account new risks, changes in external circumstances and global trends.
This, in particular, was discussed at the second meeting of the permanent advisory body of the "Sectoral Working Group to support the development of the economic security sector of Ukraine". Representatives of international organizations, foreign diplomatic missions in Ukraine, as well as the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine participated in the online meeting of the working group.The participants discussed general organizational issues, the main directions of the ESBU Institutional Development Strategy, and their confirmation by possible donors. The Secretariat of the Sectoral Working Group was also approved. Simonas Minkevicius, senior Adviser on Prosecution (Financial) of the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine, and Vadym Melnyk, director of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine, were elected as co-chairs of the Sectoral Working Group to support the development of the economic security sector of Ukraine.
According to the experts of the Bureau, with the assistance of international partners, the ESBU will implement a systematic approach in the prevention and fight against economic crimes. "The prevention of crime, and not the fight against its manifestations, is one of the main tasks of the Bureau, as the main analytical body of the state. ESBU builds cooperation with international partners on the basis of stability, responsibility, predictability and efficiency. Support and, most importantly, a common vision of the Bureau's development path are important to us," said Anatoliy Aleksandrov, head of the International Cooperation Department of the ESBU.
As a reminder, the Sectoral Working Group was created in June 2022. The purpose of the activity is to ensure a systematic approach to the implementation of the reform in the economic security sector of Ukraine, to implement the provisions of the National Security Strategy of Ukraine, approved by the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 392/2020 of September 14, 2020, to support the institutional development of ESBU, the implementation of international experience, as well as the involvement of international technical assistance.
For reference. Sectoral working groups are formed in agreement with the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for the purpose of: • review of priorities and progress in the implementation of measures aimed at implementing the Government's Program of Actions in relevant areas of state policy; • coordination with partners on the development of joint areas of cooperation within the framework of current programs and projects of material and technical assistance, as well as preparation of future ones; • inclusion of cross-cutting topics (gender equality, digitalization, anti-corruption activities, etc.) in sectoral activities. Co-chairs of sectoral working groups are heads or deputy heads of central executive bodies of Ukraine and representatives of development partners. If necessary, within the sectoral working groups, thematic subgroups can be formed for cooperation in separate directions.