The Project “Support to the Regional Development of Crimea”
What is the project about?
Every Drop Matters is designed by Coca-Cola Foundation and United Nations Development Programme as a regional partnership initiative in the countries of Europe and CIS, aiming at increasing access to safe drinking water, facilitating the use of environmentally sound industrial technologies, and promote responsible water resource management by outreach and awareness raising activities. The project was launched in 2007 in the Black Sea countries, namely in Turkey, Croatia, Romania and Kazakhstan. Successful beginning of these pilot projects inspired partners to launch similar initiative in Ukraine in 2009. In 2012 Ukraine joined global phase of Every Drop Matters project.
In Ukraine the project has been jointly implemented by UNDP and Coca-Cola in Ukraine since 2009 with the aim to: 1) restore and protect natural water springs; 2) encourage self-mobilization of the communities through active engagement of local authorities and community organizations into the issues pertinent to water resources and 3) raising awareness on and promotion of the rational water resources usage among school-children and youth. The Project applies a partnership approach by bringing together local authorities, community members, school children and students, as well as local businesses to join efforts in preserving and protecting natural water resources and environment.
What have we accomplished so far
With the support of the EU/UNDP Project “Support to the regional development of Crimea”
73 projects with the total budget of 60 million UAH were developed. Out of them, 58 projects have been submitted for financing to state and international funds and programs. 12 projects (with the total budget – 4,1 million UAH) received funding. 27 submitted projects are waiting for announcement of results.
More than 150 representatives from the Project’s pilot territories participated in the “Project Cycle Management” training program. The purpose of the program is to create a pool of experts in each pilot territory, qualified to prepare development projects and submit them to various funds and programs for funding.
Sustainable Development Strategy till 2020 for Chernomorskiy district has been prepared (approved by Chernomorskiy district council in September 2012).
District program for territory branding for Bakchisarayskiy district in the framework of Sustainable development strategy of Bakchisarayskiy district till 2017 has been prepared.
District program for improving quality youth education in Kirovskiy district in the framework of Development strategy of Kirovskiy district till 2020 has been prepared.
22 investment passports for towns and districts of Crimea have been developed. In July 2012, they have been officially presented and provided to authorities for further use.
Investor roadmaps for Evpatoria and Feodosia towns, Kirovskiy, Nizhnegoriskiy, Chernomorskiy and Bakchisarayskiy districts have been developed.
Investment profiles for Bakchisarayskiy district and Evpatoria town have been developed.
Investment portal for Evpatoria town has been developed.
Catalogue of local suppliers and service providers of Bakchisarayskiy district has been prepared.
Pre-feasibility study for creating an industrial park in Bakchisarayskiy district has been conducted.
Investment activities program for Bakchisarayskiy district has been prepared.
SRDC Project supported creation and capacity building of local development institutions in its pilot districts. A series of trainings on financial and organizational management, strategic planning, fundraising and projects development has been conducted for more than 80 representatives of such organizations. Also, SRDC Project assisted with preparation of strategies for these organizations. In Bakchisarayskiy and Chernomorskiy districts and Evpatoria town, Memorandums of cooperation between local authorities and these organizations have been signed.
During 2012-first half of 2013, SRDC Project conducted more than 90 activities (trainings, seminars, study tours etc.), in which more than 2000 representatives of republican and local authorities, local self-governance bodies, public organizations, business, youth and others participated.
The SRDC Project ended in June 2013. As part of its dissemination efforts, the project designed and published the following manuals:
Manual on “How to create a sustainable local development agency”
Manual on “How to organize a strategic planning process”
Manual on “How to effectively attract foreign direct investments”
Who Finances it?
The Project is financed by the European Union, and co-financed and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.
How are We Carrying out Our Mission?
The Project main activities are focused on, first, continuing strengthening republican and local expert capacities to develop coherent and equitable regional development policies and strategies, and attract and absorb funding for their implementation in the peninsula. Second, in parallel, preparing the grounds for the possible set-up of institution(s) able to fulfil the effective coordination of regional and local development activities across the peninsula and support their/its organisation and operations if and when set up. Third, dissemination the Crimean experience at national level.
The main directions of the Project are the following:
The Project provides full co-operation to the pilot regions in the projects’ design and searching sources of finance, taking into account possibilities of financing support under the republic and state programs and funds, different international and national funds and organizations (donors).
The strategy of territory development is a major instrument in the field of its short term and long term development. It contains the most significant and achievable goals considering the current resources and opportunities. The Project helps to the pilot regions to introduce the best practice of strategic planning in order to draft local development strategies and medium-term target programs.
Investment flows bring additional capital into the city and separate districts, create new jobs and provide transfer of modern technology and know-how at the same time opening up new export opportunities and access to international markets. Attraction of investments in general and, in particular, foreign direct investments (FDI) therefore is very important for providing dynamic economic development of districts and separate territories. The Project offers full support to the pilot regions to enhance the ability of cities and districts to attract necessary investment; provides full cooperation to the pilot regions in the projects’ design and searching for sources of finance.
Delivery in previous fiscal years