Sustainable Local Development in Rural Areas of Chernivtsi and Odesa Oblasts

Project Summary

The project is expected to improve the wellbeing of the most disadvantaged population groups in two oblasts of Ukraine (Chernivtsi and Odesa), and to raise their living standards. It does so by promoting sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development at the local level, strengthening participatory local governance and encouraging community-based initiatives.

The project applies the “Community-Based Approach to Local Development” UNDP methodology, which attributes a leading role to local representatives who bring together community members for joint planning and implementation of community-led initiatives.

Project Goals

 1. Strengthening the capacity of local communities, local authorities and universities to apply community-led development, participatory governance and service delivery;

2. Promoting small farm and non-farm business development in rural and semi-urban areas.

Expected Results

o   Increased public monitoring of local development-related decision-making structures and procedures at local level;

o   Enhanced advocacy and lobbying skill and capacity among (community-based) civil society organizations and local authorities;

o   Institutionalized dialogue between relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring sustainable social, economic and environmental development at the local level;

o   Supporting the development of cooperatives, capacity-building activities and small grants to communities willing to establish cooperatives within the farm sector;

o   Promoting diversification of economic activities, to help communities be more resilient and generate additional income, which subsequently translates into stronger local budgets in the course of decentralization.

Selected communities

Based on an open competition, seven rayons in Chernivtsi and six rayons in Odesa (with one reserve rayon in each of the oblasts) have been selected to participate in the project. A special selection committee composed by UNDP/ADA Project and oblast level representatives made a detailed analysis based on special evaluation indicators (such as level of socio-economic development, access to basic public services, commitment of the village, small town council/ATC Council to cooperate and past performance, geographical location, project document requirements, etc.). Following consultation with the regional authorities, the selection committee identified a shortlist of candidates. Thus 22 communities will benefit from implementation of their initiatives.

Congratulations to the following communities:

Chernivetska oblast:

Main quota:

Rayons:                                                                                   Communities:   

1.    Vyzhnytskiy rayon

1)      Vyzhnytska ATC

2)      Beregometska village council

1.    Novoselytskiy rayon

3)      Kotelivska village council

4)      Marshynetska village council

1.    Storozhynetskiy rayon

5)      Krasnoyilska ATC

6)      Velykokuchurivska ATC

1.    Gertsayivskiy rayon

7)      Hriatskiyvska village council

1.    Kitsmanskiy rayon

8)      Sukhoverhivska village council

1.    Kelmenetskiy rayon

9)      Moshanetska village council

Reserve quota:

Rayons:                                                                                   Communities:                                                                                                              

1.      Putylskiy rayon

1)      Kyseletska village council

2.      Hotynskiy rayon

2)      Rukshynska ATC

3.      Zastavnivskiy rayon

3)      Khreshchatytska village council

Communities for participation in small economic development initiatives (creation of cooperatives):

1.    Glybotskiy rayon

1)      Glybotska ATC (main quiota)


2)      Kupska village council (reserve)

Odesa oblast:

Main quota:

Rayons:                                                                                   Communities:   

1.       Ivanivskiy rayon

1)      Konoplianska ATC

2)      Baranivska village council

2.      Zaharivskiy rayon

3)      Perehrestivska village council

4)      Zatyshanska ATC

2.      Oknianskiy rayon

5)      Stavrivska village council

6)      Fedosiyivska village council

3.      Berezivskiy rayon

7)      Rozkvitivska ATC

4.      Mykolayivskiy rayon

8)      Andriyevo-Ivanivska village council

5.      Bolgradskiy rayon

9)      Kubeyska village council


Reserve quota:


1.      Tatarbunarskiy rayon

1)      Dmytrivska VC

2)      Tuzlivska ATC

Communities for participation in small economic development initiatives (creation of cooperatives):

1.    Lymanskiy rayon

1)      Serbska village council (main quiota)


2)      Kurysivska village council (reserve)



Development partner / Project donor



Project start date:

April 2014

Estimated end date:

September 2019

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • democratic governance
  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Ukraine

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • European Commission
  • Adam Smith International
  • Austrian Development Agency
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $210,426

    2018 $454,043

    2017 $7,584,137

    2016 $9,655,411

    2015 $8,797,751

    2014 $378,029

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