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The “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” projectis part of the overall Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme supported jointly by the governments of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation (SIDA and SDC).With a total budget of USD 3 million, the Project’s aim is to overcome the negative consequences of the armed conflict in the Donbas, reduce the risk of its reoccurrence, and address existing grievances. This Project establishes a reliable monitoring system for conflict-affected areas. It provides technical and advisory assistance for the reorganization of local governance and the resumption of basic services. The Projectalso promotes reconciliation and social cohesion. The Project’s duration is fromJan.1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2017.
It should be mentioned that the restoration of governance functions in conflict-affected territories is possible only in the context of complex transformations in the structures and functions of the entire system of public administration, both at the regional and local levels, and a comprehensive decentralization reform. In order for such transformations to take place, several interlinked reforms need to be carried out: territorial, administrative, budgetary, tax and local government.
The Project covers15 cities and two Regional State Administrations and Civil-Military Administrationsin the two crisis-affected regions of Ukraine (Donetsk and Luhansk regions).
UNDP helped local governments to update the Luhansk and Donetsk Regional Development Strategies and adopt respective implementation plans.
Citizens Advisory Bureaus were set up to help the population to orientate in the immediate aftermath of the conflict, and to fill a capacity gap in the authorities’ ability to respond to specific needs created by the conflict, such as a lack of trust in government and fellow citizens. 1,557 appeals (33% men, 67% women) were addressed within five months.
Six advisors for governors and 30 experts for 15 city administrations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions have been recruited to strengthen the institutional capacities of their local governments.An assessment of the institutional capacity of local and regional governments was completed with technical assistance fromLLC PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Some 300 representatives of civil society, international organizations, local authorities and private enterprises from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions participated in exchange visits, with the aim of finding bottom-up solutions to common challenges in the Donbas region.Some 112 initiative ideas on social cohesion by participants of exchange visits were submitted, of which 23 were financially supported.
The development of Communication Strategies and Action Plans for Donetsk and Luhansk regions are being technically supported. Mass media training sessionsare to be held, based on recommendations in the Communication Strategies and Action plans for both regions.
A methodology for Social Management in Schools, as a form of civic engagement at schools in Donetsk and Luhansk regions,was designed and successfully implemented.
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