Institutional mechanism for the integration of internally displaced persons

  • Andriy V. Diachenko National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine
Keywords: internally displaced persons, ntegration of internally displaced persons, state social policy towards internally displaced persons, state governmental bodies, public organizations


The Article has studied the construction of the institutional mechanism for the integration of persons displaced within the country. The activities of state governmental bodies since the beginning of military actions in the East of the country have been analyzed, and it has been substantiated that the institutional structure for the provision of services to IDPs was complicated by the involvement of many ministries and departments iФn the support of IDPs without any real coordination between them. It is pointed out that the main problem with regard to the institutional structure in the first two years of the work with IDPs was, in the author’s opinion, the disparity in the approach to policy formation. Volunteering organizations, the civil society and local population ensured the active response to the immediate needs of IDPs. In most cases, this response is constantly ongoing. The Government of Ukraine has taken a number of measures to help IDPs undergoing the forced resettlement, although in order to take all measures necessary to stabilize the situation, in which IDPs are caught, the possibilities of the State Budget are limited.It is shown that the important step to comply with the provision of IDPs’ rights was the creation of the separate central authority – the Ministry for Temporary Occupation Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, one of the main tasks of which is to ensure the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of peacebuilding.The author comes to the conclusion that within the period of 2014-2017, the powerful institutional mechanism for the integration of IDPs was created in Ukraine. However, many problems still remain unresolved; in particular, the coordination of interacting between entities, which ensure the integration of internally displaced persons in Ukraine, needs to be improved.


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Diachenko, A. V. (2018). Institutional mechanism for the integration of internally displaced persons. Public Administration Aspects, 5(12), 50-58.