KYIV. March 20 (Interfax-Ukraine) – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international audit company, will act as a partner of the Ukrainian government’s secretariat reform, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Oleksandr Sayenko has said.

“International consulting company PwC Ukraine with support of the UK government will act as a partner of the Cabinet of Ministers’ secretariat reform. We start cooperating from the modernization of internal processes, the introduction of the common project management methods and the launch of the effective monitoring of the implementation of the public administration reform,” Sayenko wrote on his Facebook page last week.

“Our common goal is to make the Secretariat a powerful analytical center of the government, make it a flagship of the reform, work out the innovative methods on this platform and transfer experience of overcoming the institutional weakness to others. We will synchronously conduct intensive trainings for the staff and master the newest management methods,” the minister said.

Sayenko said that the success of the first cooperation phase will be assessed jointly with The Good Governance Fund.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that the government’s secretariat reform is one of the preconditions for the effective work of the government in general. This work was started last year.

“Recently it was reported that international consulting company PwC Ukraine will be our partner in the process with support of the UK government,” the prime minister wrote on his Facebook page.

The Good Governance Fund of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK supports several initiatives in management and economic reforms aimed at strengthening stability, curbing poverty and improving the well-being in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.