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The Business Ombudsman Council provides recommendations to state bodies on the basis of individual cases and in accordance with published systemic reports. Here we have collected information on the implementation status of systemic recommendations only.

Report name
Issued recommendations
Execution status

Systemic report “Big challenges for small business”

To develop the concept of creating information sharing and/or business consulting areas.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
The SME Development Office
Ministry of Digital Transformation

In process

To introduce the practice of informing SMEs of major changes in the legislation (for example, through publication at the SME Development Office’s website) that directly set new requirements for micro- and small-sized businesses.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
The SME Development Office
Ministry of Digital Transformation

In process

To elaborate recommendations for self-government authorities on the unified presentation/ placement of business-relevant information on their websites.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
The SME Development Office
Ministry of Digital Transformation

In process

To initiate training programs for SMEs aimed at improving access to finance through technical assistance programs. Consider regular conducting of such programs on the ongoing basis with budget and/or donor funding, for example, through regional business support centres. To avoid a formalized approach to implementing such programs (for example, when performance is assessed based on the fact of the training itself), introduce measurable and focused key performance indicators, such as quantitative indicators of the SMEs’ participation, the number of SMEs that have tried to or received funding after participation in training programs, and others.

The SME Development Office

In process

To encourage the development of partnership with collective actions in the private sector (e.g., Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance) for creating a single mentorship platform to advise on compliance and business integrity for SMEs.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
The SME Development Office

In process

To develop a practical compliance workshops program by engaging various stakeholders, including those in the regions, to increase overall business awareness about business integrity practices, as well as further joint development of a common minimum compliance standard (guidelines) with further SMEs’ support in implementing compliance practices.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
The SME Development Office

In process

To properly and timely complete implementation of activities envisaged by the SME Strategy in terms of training, education aimed at developing competencies/skills and awareness-raising of SMEs in the field of business integrity.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
The SME Development Office
Other CEBs

In process