Sustainable Development in Crimea: Transformational Models for Rural Territories and Advisory Services

What is the project about?


The goal of the project is to enhance the capacities of the Crimean local authorities to address development challenges in the region, through evidence-based policies and implementation of tested sustainable development models in Crimea. This project takes into account the work carried out by UNDP in Crimea, through Support to the Regional Development of Crimea, Community-Based Approach to Local Development, Crimea Integration and Development Programme, and Human Security Monitoring and Public Dialogue projects to promote sustainable growth and regional development.

What have we accomplished so far

The project’s expected results include:

1. Socially and economically sustainable villages.

 4 villages in Crimea are implementing the rural sustainable development model. In 2013 Vilino, Turgenevka and Okhotnikovo villages in Crimea implemented in total 8 community projects, aimed to create new products and services in the village, improve the economic potential of the village and create favorable social infrastructure to increase quality of life. Shkolnoe village started a new community development project in December 2013.

2. Improved understanding of development challenges and solutions by Crimean decision-makers

The Project is providing advisory services for the policy improvement at regional and national levels.  In order to ensure high relevance and validity of the advisory services, the list of topics will be identified with partners on the ground.

The Project will also work to support systemic changes in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by providing consultative assistance to key decision-makers on various issues of the social and economic development. Activities of the project will cover all tiers of local self-government and state administration in Crimea, and will contribute to more effective and long-term authorities’ initiatives for people’s well-being.

So far key achievements include:

  • Advisory services on agricultural development
  • Feasibility study on the use of tourist satellite account in Crimea
  • Support to the Black Sea Economic Forum
  • Advisory support to the reorganization of the ARC Regional Development Agency
  • Revitalization of city centers project (Beautiful Crimea) concept development
  • Support of the Crimean government in setting up a financial facility to support the implementation of the Strategy of the Economic and Social Development of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea 2011-2020
  • Support to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the AR Crimea on monitoring of the international technical assistance, and dissemination information on the work of international organizations in Crimea

Who Finances it?



Budgetary provision for the SDC Project for 2012 amounted to $ 172,276.00; for 2013– $ 353,563.00 provided by UNDP. 

How are We Carrying out Our Mission?

The project’s objectives focus on identifying and promotion of local identity, which will be harnessed for the enhanced socio-economic development and improved environmental protection in each pilot village. The project will take into account the best practices of economic, cultural and social development of rural areas, retaining and promotion of its history and traditions, and empowerment of residents. In 4 selected Crimean villages the project will develop “demonstration models” of sustainable rural development for future use.

The Project will also work to support systemic changes in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by providing consultative assistance to key decision-makers on various issues of the social and economic development. Activities of the project will cover all tiers of local self-government and state administration in Crimea, and will contribute to more effective and long-term authorities’ initiatives for people’s well-being.

Delivery in previous fiscal years

Donor name

Amount contributed per year

2012

 UNDP

 $ 176.000

2013

 UNDP

 $ 270.562 (as at 04.12.2013)

Project Overview
Status:
active
Project start date:
15.04.2012
Estimated end date:
31.12.2013
Geographic coverage:
Crimea
Focus Area:
Local Development
MDG
Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
Project officer:
Kurtmolla Abdulganiyev
Partners:
The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea.