Preparing this report involved analytical desk research; sociological surveys (408 interviews with CSO representatives (face-to-face) and 32 focus group discussions (for a total of 255 participants). The field stage of the sociological survey was carried out in all regions of Ukraine, AR Crimea and Kyiv from the 1st to the 28th of February 2014. The analytical desk research lasted from February to mid-April 2014.
The research generally concludes that during the 20 years Ukraine’s independence, the dialogue between policy-makers and stakeholders regarding the preparation of public policy decisions has not followed the normal practice of cooperation between State and society. Moreover, neither CSO representatives nor policy-makers paid enough attention to this issue.