Institute of State Management and Regional Development

The  Institute foundation in June 1997 was the result of the implementation and development of the best traditions, achievements and models of functioning of the Center for State and Local Government Program. The program was operated   in 1995-1997 at Uzhgorod State University as part of an institutional partnership with the University of Georgia, USA and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the administration of the Council for International Research and Exchanges (IREX).

Establishment and development of the Institute's capacity, its involvement in international and national training and research programs in the period 1997-2013 took place at the personal initiative and dynamic participation of the current  Faculty of International Economic Relations Dean, Professor Mykola M. Palinchak, Dr. Sc., was the director this period (

Director of the Institute -  Professor, Head of the International Economic Relations Chair, Volodymyr P. Prykhodko, Economics. While working in the real sector, he managed the involvement and consulting and engineering support of large-scale investment projects of domestic and transnational corporations in the automotive and electronics industries. In 2009-2010 he worked as rector of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (Kyiv) (

The Institute has published: 7 collective papers, 68 materials of international scientific-practical conferences, more than 90 methodical materials on actual problems of public administration and regional development (

The purpose of the Institute is to provide scientific and advisory services to public authorities, local self-government, public and private organizations.


 Main directions of activity:

  • • Analysis of theoretical problems of public administration and search for optimal ways to solve them;
  • • Studying the impact of public policy on the development of the region and developing alternative models for making optimal decisions in this area;
  • • Development of training programs for civil servants of different categories;
  • • Advisory, expert, information and technical assistance to public authorities, local self-government, NGOs, business entities;
  • • Publication of textbooks, reference books, theoretical studies;
  • • Implementation of  information technologies in the activities of public administration and local self-government.

The Institute's achievements were made possible by the active involvement of its staff and the support of regional and local self-government bodies and international funds. In particular, Transcarpathian Regional Council, Uzhgorod City Council, Department of Economic Development and Trade of Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, Carpathian Euroregion Fund, IREX, IATP, Renaissance Foundation.

The Institute's assets have many applied studies for public authorities and local self-government. One of the most successful projects was the Community Economic Development Project (CEDG), which was implemented over a four-year period, which began on January 1, 2004 and lasted until December 31, 2007. The project was funded by the Government of Canada's Canadian Agency for International Development (CIDA) and was managed by the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CIMO). KBMO is a Canadian National Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with ten years of experience in Ukraine and over thirty years of experience managing international projects around the world.

The Institute is a regular participant in the process of regional and cross-border strategic targeting. Its experts played a prominent role in the preparation of Transcarpathian Development Strategies for the period 2015 - 2020 and for the period 2021-2027, the Uzhgorod-2030 City Development Strategy, the International Concept of Innovative Development of the Uzhgorod National University for the period up to 2025, which was developed with the support of the Visegrad Fund and in partnership with the higher education institutions of the Visegrad Group countries.

Responsible for information:Director of the Institute Volodymyr P. Prykhodko
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