Through its partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), UNDP is helping to reduce corruption risks connected to implementation of the EIB’s EUR 200 million recovery loan for local government in eastern Ukraine. In 2018, five social infrastructure sites were completed, including Myrnohrad Central Hospital, two schools in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and the administrative building in Sievierodonetsk.

Since 2015, a total of 41 infrastructure facilities have been rehabilitated in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. These include water pumping stations, social service centres, bridges, health care facilities and other important objects. In total, around 4.6 million people have benefitted.

Support has been provided to 650 business start-ups, generating employment opportunities for 3,360 conflict-affected persons. In addition, over 6,600 women and men acquired new knowledge and skills in business management, marketing and fundraising.

A total of 225 micro, small and medium enterprises from eastern Ukraine presented their products and services at four business expos held in Kramatorsk, Sievierodonetsk, Kyiv and Lviv. Over 200,000 people were reached by an entrepreneurship promotion campaign.

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