Community-led development to improve quality of life in Ukraine
UNDP and EU expand support to local development in Ukraine
Kyiv, 20 May, 2014—A new phase of the Community-based Approach to Local Development (CBA) project launched today will engage with local authorities, community organizations and private sector across Ukraine to develop and carry out initiatives aimed at improving people’s living conditions.
In its third phase, CBA project will support the Government of Ukraine in carrying out the decentralization reform which aims among others at improving services to people as well as strengthening capacities of regional and local authorities across Ukraine. The project will rehabilitate basic social and communal infrastructure in the area of health, environment and water management while small farm and non-farm activities will be developed in rural areas. With most activities innovative practices and technologies will be applied and energy efficiency measures will be taken into account.
"Since 2007, the CBA Programmes have been one of the most far reaching EU funded programs in Ukraine. These have been not only an important tool for financing social infrastructure micro-projects but also stimulating a change for better in the local governance and among its people." –Andrew Rasbash, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of European Union to Ukraine noted – "The new CBA III, with its 24 million Euro budget, will continue promoting community-based approach to local governance and small economic initiatives in rural communities ".
Same as in previous years, the new phase will offer opportunities for municipalities to implement energy efficiency measures in multi-apartment buildings. Resource centres in 200 rayons and 15 municipalities will be strengthened in community-based development and twenty regional universities will integrate community-based development principles and methodology into their curriculum.