UNDP Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme: Vision for the Future

24 Jul 2017

The Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (RPP) addresses priority needs in eastern Ukraine following the conflict that erupted in the spring of 2014. The Programme serves as an umbrella for eight projects funded for 2017 by nine international partners. It builds on the opportunities that have arisen from the Minsk Protocol of September 2014 and the renewal of its cease-fire provisions in February 2015. The document describes assistance framework for 2018 - 2022 based on the situation analysis as well as implementation landscape and strategy.

The long-term goal for eastern Ukraine is economic prosperity and lasting peace. To recover from the conflict and build a foundation for lasting peace, the deep-rooted economic and governance problems that are underlying causes of the conflict must be addressed, and reconciliation must be achieved among conflict-affected communities.

RPP joins efforts with other UN agencies and international assistance providers, particularly in providing support to local governance and early recovery. A gender analysis has been conducted for RPP, resulting in the introduction of gender-sensitive approaches and activities aimed at gender inclusion, promotion of women’s participation in local governance, community security and peacebuilding.

RPP target areas are Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts, with a significant portion of the activities in Donetsk and Luhansk, the most conflict-affected oblasts of eastern Ukraine.

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