Municipalities shared best governance practices and experience of cooperation with UNDP in Lviv

12 Dec 2012

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Within support of UNDP/MGSDP the community-based  and citizen-centric approach to local  development is introduced  in partner municipalities. The Municipal Support Units have been established in all partner municipalities and the capacities of MSU staffs are constantly developed through training, exposure visits and consultations.


Oleksandr  Alipov, First Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Municipal  Economy of Ukraine welcomed the participants in a video appeal.

Volodymyr Khomko, Rivne  City Mayor, Chairman of the National Forum of 29 partner municipalities of  UNDP/MGSDP welcomed the participants :"Such projects are very important for changing the mentality of people. People feel the taste to implement something jointly with local authorities and achieve positive results. If people realize that they can and want to cooperate and local authorities are eager to help, then there would be different society in Lviv and Rivneā€¯.

According to Elena Panova, UNDP Deputy Country Director, UNDP cooperation with  Lviv will continue. "We believe that Lviv can become a resource city for sharing its experience with other cities of Ukraine in the field of monitoring, oversight on the administrative services provision. A new joint project  of  UNDP and Lviv City Council  will be  launched  under support of EU  on  administrative services provision to increase the capacity of SCOs to provide  monitoring and oversight  on administrative services provision".

Oksana Remiga, UNDP Senior Programme Manager presented UNDP priorities in the area of local development and decentralization and vision of MGSDP perspectives for 2013-2015.

 Iryna Skaliy, Project Manager described the achievements of the UNDP/MGSDP in 2012 and plans for 2013.

The presentation on MGSDP results following the link: http://prezi.com/wfjv_9xjatwg/mgsdp-results/