Land Resources and Land Use Management in Ukraine: Problems of Agreement of the Institutional Structure, Functions and Authorities
Purpose: The article aims to present and discuss the analysis of the institutional structure of land resources and land use management in Ukraine. Design/Methodology/Approach: Sustainable logical and structural integrity of the institutional structure of land resources and land use management is considered as a precondition for economic, ecological, and social growth of the country, the security of social well-being base on legally approved tasks and powers as to agreement of the distribution of responsibilities and authorities between managerial bodies in terms of performance of the functions and regulatory mechanisms of land resources and land use management by the bodies of the executive branch and local government. Findings: Analysis of the institutional structure of land resources and land use management in Ukraine confirms sufficient differentiation and scattering of the managerial functions between numerous state institutions and lack of the appropriate coordination of managerial decisions and control for exercising the authorities and responsibilities. Practical Implications: The proposed matrix of distribution of the responsibilities and authorities enables identifying the potential of institutional transformations in terms of efficient management of land resources and land use, particularly the implementation of changes, which are necessary for Ukraine. Originality/Value: It is proved that the most critical factors for the effectiveness of sustainable land use policy are the establishment of a simple managerial vertical and horizontal of institutions, adequate space organization of the territory, securing working relation “bottom-up” and “top to bottom” of the decisions, and actions of all institutes and structures of the land policy, including bodies of executive power with local government, with individual land-owners and land-users.