Linking the research to peacebuilding opportunities 64 percent of key informants from the justice sector and 53 percent from social services reported supplying services to NGCA residents. The facility level data collection method enables recovery actors to strengthen the abilities of these services. Finally, from an environmental perspective, residents expressed concerns about air and water pollution, illegal landfills, deforestation, and waste production.
In the next phase of this project, the findings will be widely disseminated among newly formed Amalgamated Territorial Communities (ATC), which will receive the information management, data analysis and geospatial capacities to support the recovery and sustainable development of local territories of Donetsk and Luhansk until March 2022. With elections planned on 25 October 2020, the information will provide local leaders with robust information for evidence-based planning using gender and age disaggregated data.
The present assessment is part of the “EU Support to the East of Ukraine – Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance” Project, which is implemented by the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP).
The UN RPP is being implemented by four United Nations agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Thirteen international partners support the Programme: the European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
AGORA is an interagency initiative of IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED which promotes the stabilization of fragile crisis-affected areas by strengthening local crisis-response capacities and enabling inclusive recovery efforts. AGORA’s work is structured around two pillars: synergies between local actors and exogenous aid stakeholders, and the use of settlements as the territorial unit for the planning, coordination and provision of aid and basic services.