Ukraine Early Recovery Programme (ERP)

Programme Implementation Support to Final Beneficiaries / Technical Assistance Project



Ukraine’s public and private infrastructure, including water and power supply systems, as well as educational and health facilities, already affected by decades of underinvestment, neglect and inadequate maintenance, have been further damaged in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts due to the ongoing conflict.

European Investment Bank (EIB), in cooperation with the Government of Ukraine, provides financing for a first Early Recovery Programme (ERP) multi-sector framework loan targeting early recovery investments on critical infrastructure in affected areas, and basic needs to ensure decent living conditions for displaced people and host communities.

The ERP framework loan for an amount of EUR 200 million aims to support multi-sector investment schemes in the municipal and social infrastructure sectors to cope with the consequences of the conflict in east Ukraine, as well as the flux of IDPs to other regions of the country.

Due to the complexity of planning and implementation, EIB requested technical assistance provision from the International Renaissance Foundation (community development) and UNDP (capacity development and project cycle support incl. monitoring). UNDP’s role will be to serve as a competence resource for the decentralized Technical Assistance Unit’s to successfully manage the Programme at regional level and support the preparation and implementation of the sub-projects at local government levels.

Project goals

  • Efficient and effective management, monitoring in consultation with EIB, the local consultants, the civil society and MRD and reporting on the ERP to ensure that the overall progress and results meets stated goals in a timely manner;

  • To enhance the capacities of the final beneficiaries of the EIB loan facility to effectively plan, implement and monitor the sub-projects financed under the loan facility

Planned activities

  • Identify and screen the community-based projects, provide support to local communities for their preparation, collaborate with MRD and PMSU for their possible financing in view of priorities and funding availability

  • Establish rigorous and transparent monitoring and reporting system to the stakeholders including EIB and final beneficiaries

  • Establish effective system and tools for communication with public, national and international stakeholders

  • Follow-up selected direct administrative procedures and verify compliance with standard costs

  • Establish a comprehensive Evaluation and Monitoring Framework for each project (or a group of homogeneous projects in one geographical territory), set baseline data, qualitative and quantitative indicators and impact values

  • Facilitate public engagement and awareness over the project justification and selection for financing, based on the clear selection procedure and parameters of importance

Expected results

1. Strengthened local governance capacity for project preparation and implementation

2. Improved project compliance, progress evaluation and monitoring

3. Improved procurement and financial management in project implementation

4. Increased projects ownership and stakeholder engagement

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