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JC&A worked as part of a team led by Premier Dynamics Limited and J Kanervisto Consulting on a European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) project that supported the development of the Ukrainian communications sector through a specialized training program. The cooperation program aimed to help the National Commission for Communications Regulation of Ukraine (NCCR) implement a modern regulatory framework in Ukraine that reflects international best practices. The training program also involved key sector policymakers, relevant state institutions, private operators, and service providers in training.

The Electronic Communications Regulatory Training Programme had a range of objectives designed to develop further one of the most dynamic sectors of the Ukrainian economy. They included strengthening the institutional and technical capacity of the NCCR and broadening the awareness of modern communications and competition concepts among regulators, commercial operators, and consumers. This training, financed by the Government of Finland, was part of the EBRD’s work with relevant regulatory telecommunication authorities in the countries of operation. It provided practical assistance with developing and implementing sector policies, drafting new laws, and implementing legislation. It also dealt with various fundamental electronic communications sector issues, covering all areas of law, policy, regulation, and technical, financial, and economic practices.

During the 8-week training sessions, which commenced in April 2011 and were delivered over six months, a group of EBRD experts provided the NCCR and sector specialists with an overview of world trends and a review of current regulatory systems. The training also covered: technical and regulatory aspects of network interconnection, the operation of a competitive market, market identification and analysis, access to and sharing infrastructure, management of scarce resources, consumer rights and interests, regulatory impact analysis, and a range of regulatory remedies including dispute resolution, complaints management, and enforcement, competition issues and strategic management for regulators. As a result of this training, the EBRD and the NCCR could better understand sector needs and trends, further support needs, and access the scope of the Bank’s potential investments in the Ukrainian communications sector.

Ukraine, EBRD through Premier Dynamics Limited, 2011.