• UNDP is committed to continue support for anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine; encouraged by the appreciation expressed by NACP Feb 16, 2018

    UNDP has been supporting the ongoing anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine since 2014, with a focus on innovation for transparency and integrity. UNDP is a long-standing partner of the Government of Ukraine in implementing reforms. While the Government and the respective state bodies and institutions lead the process and set priorities, UNDP recognizes that a substantial reduction of corruption, as required by the Global Agenda 2030, will only be possible with a prominent role of civil society and the necessary awareness and attitudes among the general public.

  • Citizens’ Advisory Bureau helps conflict-affected people get back on their feet Feb 1, 2018

    A story of resilience in the face of blows of fate. An elderly women from Chermalyk village, Donetsk region affected by the conflict, manage to revive her sheep farm with assistance from сitizens’ advisory bureau supported by the UNDP and the governments of Sweden and Switzerland.

  • A network of hubs lets civil society flourish across Ukraine Feb 1, 2018

    Watch the videos about CSO-hubs for civil society development in the regions. The SCO network was supported by UNDP as part of a program to support civil society at the local level. In 2018 network will expand from 9 to 15 civil society organizations.

  • Young activists teach peers how to defend themselves against domestic violence and bullying Jan 11, 2018

    Mariupol teenagers are training their peers how to protect themselves from domestic violence and bullying. The level of violence is high in the conflict-torn Donetsk region, where the industrial seaport city of Mariupol is located. The young activists underwent special psychological and security training supported by the UNDP, with financial support from the European Union, and are now passing on skills they learned, organizing training for children in other schools of their city.

  • Shortage of public resources in Ukrainian health sector magnified by inefficiencies Jan 5, 2018

    Based on the findings, the study recommends measures to improve both quality of service and efficiency of health spending. Accelerating the implementation of the healthcare reform will help shift from input-based to results-based financing in healthcare. Explicit definition of health benefit packages, together with implementation of contracting mechanisms, will help better channel available public resources to provide guaranteed medical services to citizens.

  • Weekend of unlimited opportunities: together we are creating the world comfortable for all Jan 5, 2018

    To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations in Ukraine, particularly the UN Development Programme and UN Volunteers, together with the National Assembly of Persons with Disabilities and the movement “Tak Maye Buty” organized a flash mob called The Weekend of unlimited opportunities.

  • Sport tournament in Kramatorsk shows inclusion in action Dec 12, 2017

    The tournament “Volleyball for all” was organized in November in Kramatorsk and brought together five mixed teams. The incentive was put forward by a group of people with hearing impairments, who participated in workshop on social inclusion “Inclusive Friendly” organized by UNDP in Ukraine in six cities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • IDP entrepreneur helps revive Poltava’s traditional craft of carpet weaving Dec 6, 2017

    Oleksandr Dovzhenko, 53, from Donetsk, turned to the Spilnokosht crowdfunding platform to raise money for his business: creating traditional hand-made carpets and tapestries. This project is a result of the Crowdfunding Academy for entrepreneurs affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which opened its doors in February 2017 in Kyiv, with the support of the British Embassy in Ukraine. Internally displaced people and residents of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts graduated from the academy have launched crowdfunding campaigns with the continued support of UNDP.

  • UNDP Forum on Decentralization Dec 4, 2017

    United Nations Development Program in Ukraine (UNDP) held a forum entitled “The Role of Local Self-Government and Civil Society Institutions in the Process of Decentralization” on November 16-17, 2017 in the city of Sviatohirsk. The forum had the aim of sharing and publicizing positive experiences of decentralization – primarily by highlighting best practices in local government and successful examples in Ukraine and abroad of building up civil society in a reformed environment.

  • UN Social Cohesions and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine was launched Dec 4, 2017

    On 28 November, UNDP – together with UNICEF, IOM, the PDU and SeeD – launched the UN Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine (USE). The USE is a sophisticated analytical tool that allows us to understand what is social cohesion. It provides both descriptive and predictive analysis that helps identify strategic entry points for policies and programs that contribute to strengthening social cohesion, particularly in conflict-affected communities.

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