According to a survey conducted by UCAB analytical team «UCAB Metrics 2018: Seeds, Plant production products and Fertilizer» a third of the agrarian enterprises located on the territory of the united territorial communities are satisfied with the reform of decentralization and self-government.
The largest share of enterprises - 58%, doesn’t feel any significant changes yet, 8% of the respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the changes. UCAB analysts explain such data by the fact that the reform is still ongoing, many united territorial communities were formed only recently, and their inhabitants have not yet had the opportunity to feel and evaluate the consequences.
According to the results of the survey, to date, only 47% of agricultural enterprises are located on the territory of the united territorial communities. This figure doesn’t contradict official statistics. According to the Government portal, by the end of 2017, 699 united territorial communities were formed in Ukraine, in which 6 million people lived. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, at the end of last year the rural population was 13 million.