The article sheds light on the complex recovery governance in Ukraine by providing a snapshot of the evolving national recovery actors’ networks and examining it through a multi-level governance framework. It highlights the ambiguity of the multi-level recovery governance structure in Ukraine, which shows characteristics of decentralization while representing a rather centralized machine; tend to be multi-actor, but also leave some groups of actors behind. The article offers suggestions for improvements but concludes that a bottom-up recovery process that leverages the decentralization potential and multi-actor energy is needed to benefit the current system constellations. In general, the article provides a starting point for further research and analysis to deepen our understanding of emerging Ukraine’s recovery governance landscape.
Keywords: decentralization, national recovery plan, post-conflict reconstruction, social-network analysis