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CASE Ukraine budget memo: how to fund law enforcement reform

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Ukrainian expenditures on law enforcement agencies, when compared with those of developed states, constitute a significantly larger portion of the state budget. Nevertheless, officials from this sector continually demand additional funding for reform. The problem here is by no means a shortage of funds, but that such funds are in fact being carelessly and irresponsibly allocated. In particular, a disproportionately large workforce is causing superfluous spending and thus draining vital funds. Therefore, we believe that it is necessary to dramatically reduce the number of law enforcement employees in order to save money pertinent to law enforcement reform. For further reading, follow the link (Ukrainian).

July 17, 2014