UNDP: recovery from conflict in Ukraine requires long-term focus

Sustained support is required to help conflict-affected communities recover from the violence in Eastern Ukraine, said the UN Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director of the UNDP in Europe and the CIS, as she concluded a four-day visit to the country.

Bioenergy: the future of Ukraine?

Innovative and sustainable heating systems take ground in Kyiv: biomass boilers, if emulated, can cut public spending on heating in schools by up to 60%, and significantly contribute to Ukraine’s effort to improve its energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.

Rada for Europe: driving reforms across Ukraine

How to make democracy a reality in Ukraine and, most importantly, how quickly can it be done? This was the question discussed today by the leading European and Ukrainian reformers on a high-level panel discussion on ‘Parliaments and Comprehensive Democratic Reform’ at the Verkhovna Rada.

More patients treated as UNDP reports 98% of procured medicines delivered

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (MOH) presented the one-year review of UNDP emergency medicine procurement: as of October 12th, 2016, the volume of drugs shipped to Ukraine reaches 98% of the total amount contracted, with budget savings and leftovers of over USD 4 million, allowing for additional procurement of life-saving treatments.

Public experts from all Ukraine trained on UNDP-UNEP Sustainable Procurement approach.

UNDP Eurasia experts team delivered a 2-day innovative training on UNDP-UNEP Sustainable Procurement approach to Ministry of Health specialists in public procurement healthcare, in order to help government officials design and implement sustainable public procurement policies that equally factor in the social, economic and environmental impact of their operations.

Ministry of Health officials trained to prevent conflicts of interest

Line managers at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine are now equipped with sound knowledge to prevent conflicts of interest.

Is Ukraine making strides toward a more equal society?

As Ukraine comes under review by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in February 2017, women's rights activists groups draw up their lists of issues and questions to guide the CEDAW Committee’s examination of the State periodic report on compliance with CEDAW’s requirements.

E-Declaration for public servants’ assets: public scrutiny to curb corruption?

After supporting the development of the e-Declaration system for officials’ assets to support institutional reform and fight against corruption in Ukraine, UNDP has handed over the software package to the National Agency on Corruption Prevention, upon the successful tests results, clarification of all legal safeguards and validation by all State agencies involved in its development.

Infographics: UNDP reports on medicines delivery progress

Infographics: UNDP reports on medicines delivery progress Full-size infographics Getting its first shipment of health care products in 1 April 2016, UNDP was able perform 92% delivery in monetary value already in August, 26. This tangible outcome was achieved through UNDP clear and visible tender processes, and in...

Ukrainian children to be immunized by French vaccine Pentaxim

At the request of the Health Care State Programme of the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was appointed to source the pentavalent vaccine. The pentavalent vaccine is a combined vaccine with five individual vaccines intended to actively protect against...

UNDP delivered life-saving medicines and health products in a transparent way to Ukraine

UNDP delivered life-saving medicines and health products in a transparent way to Ukraine Kyiv, 17 August 2016 – As of today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has delivered 92 percent of all contracted medicines and health products to Ukraine’s Ministry of Health. These efforts have saved the...

Ukraine 23% higher than world average in UN E-Government Development Index

Latest United Nations E-Government Survey shows substantial progress in Ukraine towards higher levels of e-government development. In 2 years, the country has jumped by 25 points in e-government and 45 points in e-participation, now ranking 62nd of 193 countries across the globe.

Startup grants now open to IDPs and local communities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

UNDP launches today its competition for grants to support entrepreneurship and the creation of small businesses in Ukraine. It is open for applications until 15 August 2016 to IDPs and local populations residing in certain cities and regions.

Racial discrimination in Ukraine: work in progress

Ukrainian civil society assesses the extent to which Ukraine has complied with human rights standards set forth by the International Convention of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), prepares for the Geneva review.

Doing business in Donbas: what are the main obstacles?

UNDP highlights main obstacles to the development of businesses in the conflict-affected regions of Ukraine and outlines key recommendations for an improved business climate that would stimulate the creation of companies and jobs in Donbas.

Regional civil society hubs: 2 years on

Eight regional CSO leaders successfully completed their organizational development programme under UNDP's umbrella to enhance their financial stability, democratic representation and governance procedures, as well as their membership ans volunteer management and advocacy practices. Today, they are now better equipped to provide quality social services and effectively speak for the Ukrainian citizens they represent.

How well is Ukraine doing in combating discrimination against women?

Ukrainian civil society assesses Ukraine’s compliance with the UN Convention against women discrimination (CEDAW) as alternative observers of progress made and challenges to overcome, especially in conflict-affected regions, to achieve gender equality in Ukraine.

Korea shares award-winning ‘Clean Construction System’ with Ukraine

Korean authorities brief Ukrainian governments on the benefits, best implementation practices and lessons learnt from their award-winning Clean Construction System for efficient and transparent public administration, with a view to support reform and accountibility in the public construction sector of Ukraine.

Big stories of small businesses

How do you start all over again, when you have lost everything? Big Stories of Small Businesses is a video series telling the inspiring journeys of women and men who fled Donbas to survive, and ended up opening successful businesses with UNDP grants in 2015.

Enabling a new Generation of Activists: Personal Democracy Forum

Over 180 Ukrainian and international specialists in civic technology, transparency, accountability, and policy making gathered at the Personal Democracy Forum Ukraine to talk about networking democracy.

EU and UNDP started cooperating to support Verkhovna Rada with quality legislation

Kyiv, 17 June 2016 - The new EU/UNDP project “Rada for Europe” will focus on strengthening the capacity of the Verkhovna Rada to produce quality legislation and monitor its implementation, notably that of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, and serve as a model and driving force for the reforms. “Rada for...

First medical equipment for HIV and TB diagnosis delivered to Ukraine

Test kits for HIV and TB worth close to USD 3.8 Mio will be delivered in the coming weeks to Ukrainian patients, through a transparent tender process undertaken by UNDP saving Ukrainian taxpayers over half a million US dollars. 3 June 2016, Kiev – Test kits for HIV diagnosis, antiretroviral maintenance and HIV...