Enhancing the Effectiveness of Defence Planning Through the Implementation of Capability-based Budgeting and Civilian Control

Yuliia Petlenko, Lucian Tarnu, Bohdan Shchehliuk, Silviu Nate*

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Background: The effectiveness of defence planning within Ukraine’s defence and security sector is heavily contingent upon the meticulous formulation and execution of future defence budgets, as delineated in Ukraine’s National Security Strategy. Furthermore, it is imperative to comprehensively examine international experiences in defence planning, specifically in developing and sustaining vital resources and capabilities for fulfilling defence missions under budgetary constraints. Consequently, there exists an inherent necessity for extensive dialogues among scholars and officials tasked with military-strategic decision-making.

Results and Conclusions: This research explores the paramount significance of defence planning for bolstering Ukraine’s security and defence capabilities. The intrinsic link between the identified issue and pivotal scientific and practical objectives becomes evident when considering the prioritisation of robust financial planning and judicious resource allocation, with the aim of fashioning modernised defence forces adept at countering emergent security threats. In this regard, the study diligently examines international experiences to discern and adapt best practices of essential facets like equipment, command systems, intelligence capabilities, and personnel training, all of which play a pivotal role in fortifying defence readiness and mission efficacy. Acknowledging the constraints of limited financial resources necessitates judicious strategic decision-making to optimise defence expenditures within well-defined parameters is paramount.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAccess to Justice in Eastern Europe
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)265-277
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Defence planning
  • Capability-based budgeting
  • Civilian control
  • Defence expenditure
  • Resource allocation
  • International experience
  • Ukraine
  • National Security Strategy

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