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  • How to protect the integrity of Ukraine’s medical procurement against corruption? Nov 25, 2016

    New UNDP assessment of the level of vulnerability of the health procurement sector’s integrity highlights the central role of the legislation, regulatory and management environments in allowing corruption and collusion to occur, and provides recommendations to effectively reform the Ukrainian health procurement system.

  • #EachOther: A nationwide campaign for social inclusion and cohesion Nov 23, 2016

    We are launching a nationwide campaign in Ukraine called “We Need Each Other” (#EachOther) to foster mutual understanding and the social cohesion of Ukraine's communities. The programme aims to break down the stereotypes and prejudices that hinder the inclusion of 1.7 million forcibly displaced people from the Donbas region and Crimea in host communities around Ukraine.

  • Luhansk Regional Development Agency now operational Nov 23, 2016

    The newly-created Luhansk Regional Development Agency has been provided with the necessary office equipment enabling it to start working on the region’s recovery and development.

  • Forging peace through tolerance and solidarity Nov 16, 2016

    On International Tolerance Day, the UN Development Programme brings together girls, boys, women and men from all ages, conditions and backgrounds in Kramatorsk, Donetsk, to promote tolerance, solidarity and non-violence in times of conflict, and to highlight the human rights challenges facing minorities, vulnerable groups and disabled people in their daily life.

  • On the road against conflicts of interest in Ukraine Nov 15, 2016

    Ukrainian public servants and civic activists in 13 cities across Ukraine will receive first-hand briefing on the relevant provisions of anti-corruption legislation and training to respond effectively to potential and actual conflicts of interest.

  • Heating and hot water: cutting half of Ukraine’s energy import needs…and bill Nov 9, 2016

    As COP22 unfolds in Morocco, the UNDP report points to inefficiencies in heating and hot water supply to Ukrainian houses, highlighting that the energy saving potential of the five regions which consume 41% of the country’s energy resources is worth USD 3.1 billion – almost half of Ukraine’s imports of natural gas. Setting targets, monitoring progress and effective enforcement are key to achieving greater energy efficiency.

  • UNDP: recovery from conflict in Ukraine requires long-term focus Oct 19, 2016

    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? Oct 18, 2016

    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.

  • From energy efficiency to energy independence Oct 18, 2016

    The Energy Efficiency Fund and the draft law introduced by Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Gennady Zubko at the UNDP Forum on “Energy Independence. Creating Energy Efficiency Fund” will pave the way to energy efficiency reform in Ukraine, create 75,000 jobs, attract over UAH 60 billion of investments in smart green projects for greater energetic independence and inject UAH 10 billion in State and local budgets.

  • Public experts from all Ukraine trained on UNEP Sustainable Procurement approach. Oct 12, 2016

    UNDP Eurasia experts team delivered a 2-day innovative training on United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s 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.