A delegation from the Embassy of Japan visited conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine on May 15-16 to assess the recovery and development projects implemented by UNDP and UNICEF with financial support from the Government of Japan.
How a youth leader and her Lviv-based team introduced an innovative web-checker to make e-democracy tools accessible to everybody
It’s no secret that the Verkhovna Rada is near the bottom of Ukraine’s institutions as far as public confidence is concerned. Indeed, along with parts of the justice system, parliament usually ranks dead last in public perception. There is a paradox, though, because along with the presidency, parliament is the only nationally elected institution; in other words, its members are democratically chosen by the very citizens who are so disappointed with its performance.
The Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and UNDP teamed up on May 7 at an event aimed at reaching out to civil society and reformers from inside the government. The event was intended to foster an exchange of ideas and find ways to increase transparency in policy-making.
Two years ago, a young couple - 33-year-old Anton Zinchenko and his 30-year-old wife Svetlana - decided to invest all of their savings in starting their own business. The result was Svitanok, an entertainment centre for children that they opened in the city of Rubizhne in Luhansk Oblast, which is the largest of its kind in the area.
Corruption remains one of the major challenges Ukrainian students face in daily life. Some students claim they were forced to pay to get a passing grade in an exam, others say they had to pay double to secure a place in a dormitory. Students, however, are eager to break free from corrupt practices in Ukraine’s education system - they just need to learn how.
The Administrative Service Centre in Novopskov, Luhansk Oblast, will help the government be more effective and efficient in the delivery of services to over 12,000 citizens of the Novopskov amalgamated territorial community.

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