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U-LEAD with Europe: Ukraine – Local Empowerment, Accountability and Development Programme

A multi-donor action of the European Union and its Member States Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Poland and Sweden

Partner: Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine (MinRegion)
Supported by: European Commission, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
Implemented by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)


U-LEAD contributes to the establishment of multilevel governance which is transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of the population.

This includes:

  1. enhancing the capacity of key actors at central, regional and local levels to implement the regional policy and decentralisation reform as well as
  2. improving the delivery of local administrative services for the benefit of the citizens of Ukraine.

These focus areas are reflected in two programme components:

Component 1, implemented by GIZ, focuses on the coordination and capacity building efforts at both vertical and horizontal levels throughout Ukraine – from the hromadas, to the rayon, oblast and central government levels;

Component 2, implemented by Sida, concentrates on setting up efficient administrative service provision centres, with a priority on newly amalgamated communities, as well as nation-wide public awareness raising.



Bastian Veigel

GIZ Programme Director of U-LEAD

Kameran Khudur

First Secretary of the Embassy of Sweden to Ukraine, Sida Programme Director of U-LEAD


Velyka Zhytomyrska St, 20,

"Panorama", 4th floor

Kyiv, Ukraine, 01001



(+38044) 581-27-90 – Component 1 (GIZ)

(+38044) 581-38-46 – Component 2 (Sida)

(+38044) 581-38-47 – EGOV4UKRAINE project

(+38044) 581-38-48 – representative of Polish aid