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Assessment of Donor Coordination programmes in operation in Ukraine

Country strategies and concrete projects of most donors increasingly complement
“technological” support to Ukraine’s government with activities related to long-term knowledge
transfer for policy implementation. This corresponds with the general trend in improving aid
effectiveness through support to country systems and ownership, and building more effective
partnerships for development. In the decentralization area, such plans of key international
players are listed below.

The following Annex includes a list of donors and applicable projects relevant to the broad
area of Regional and Local Development, Decentralisation and the promotion of Local Self
Government. The listed donors include:

   •   World Bank
   •   Council of Europe
   •   European Commission
   •   USAID – Assistance of the Government of the United States of America
   •   United Nations Programmes
   •   Swiss Development Cooperation and SECO and SOFI
   •   Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
   •   Government of Norway
   •   Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
   •   Danish Official Development Assistance and DANIDA
   •   United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland and DFID
   •   Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
   •   European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
   •   European Investment Bank (EIB)
   •   Japan Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)

Other Donors and Relevant organizations (need to be added or completed)

   •   International Financial Corporation (IFC)
   •   Turkish Development Assistance
   •   Polish Assistance
   •   Other United Nations Structures
   •   East West Institute
   •   KFW
   •   IBRD

The World Bank (WB) operates an extensive programme in Ukraine in the wider area of
regional development. Although, many projects have been implemented and many cross
sectoral interventions (in supporting or constuent sectors). The World Bank has been active in
Ukraine and assisted in its transition to a market economy since the country joined the
institution in 1992. It helped monetize public budget transactions, eliminate barter payments,
and improve overall financial and payment discipline. It also helped the country phase out
collective farms, eliminate state ownership of land, and legally protect property rights. The
Bank played an important role in advancing banking and financial sector reform and improving
the business environment.



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Project / Programme Title                        Value (US$)     Start Date      End Date
Peoples Voice                                                    11/2004         10/2008
Rural Land Titling and Cadastre                  195.13M         06/24/2003      06/30/2012
Social Assistance System Modernisation           99.40M          11/17/2005      05/30/2010
Project
Devstat Project                                  32.00M          03/25/2004      12/31/2009
Access to Financial Services Project             150.00M         06/22/2006      06/30/2010
Export Development Project                       154.50M         07/27/2006      12/31/2011
Urban Infrastructure Project                     140.00M         08/28/2007      12/31/2012
Municipal Credit Market Development              180M            ?               ?

  1. Peoples Voice Project: Project from November 2004 to October 2008, with the
     overall objective being the implementation of a framework and procedures directed
     towards increasing the public role in the construction of efficient, responsible and open
     government at the local level in Ukraine, primarily in providing support to non-state
     organizations in the realization of local initiatives and in monitoring services in
     Alchevsk, Makiivka, Komsomolsk, Chernigiv, Lutsk, and Kolomyya. Project activities
     consisted of activities in three key areas:

         •   Support for local non-state organizations in monitoring services provided at the
             municipal level in establishing measures to involve the public (public hearings,
             research, etc.);
         •   Provision of comprehensive training for representatives of local power bodies
             with the purpose of implementing innovative managerial methods based on
             taking public opinion into consideration, through express-polls, public hearings
             and public advisory committees.
         •   Monitoring and researching local self-government problems.

     Although the project is completed, the project web site still is maintained with
     extensive information on municipal services and other important information. The web
     site can be found at: http://www.pvp.org.ua

  2. Rural Land Titling & Cadastre: The project seeks to establish a national cadastre
     and title registry system, allocate land parcels to individuals in rural areas on an
     equitable basis, establish their property rights by issuing state deeds for land, and
     encourage the restructuring of farms into more efficient units, with due consideration
     for environmental and social safeguards.

  3. Social Assistance System Modernisation: The project objective is to modernize the
     social assistance system in Ukraine to enable better targeting of cash benefits.

  4. Devstat: The objective is to build a sustainable state statistical system which
     efficiently provides timely and accurate data for policy evaluation and decision making.
     The project is demonstrating success in increased efficiency of the data collection
     system though reductions in the number of Rayon statistical offices and reductions in
     the number of statistical forms of around 15%. Non-government experts and users are
     more involved in the governance of the statistical system. The use of the website of
     the State Statistical Committee of Ukraine has increased four-fold between 2005 and
     2007, to over 110,000. All regional offices now publish their statistical data using the
     web.



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5. Access to Financial Services: The objective is to increase access to financial
   services in rural areas, specifically for rural small and medium-sized enterprises. The
   project implementation is still not fully underway as only a handful of sub-loan
   applications were approved under component A (Access to Finance) which explains
   the current low disbursement rate of 3.84%. Progress with Component B (TA
   component) so far has been limited to preparation of draft TOR by beneficiaries. If
   credit line utilization does not pick up in FY09, the Bank will discuss with the Borrower
   various options for restructuring the Project.

6. Export Development Project: The objective is to provide medium and long-term
   working capital and investment finance to private exporters and deepen and broaden
   financial intermediation. The Ukrainian Export-Import Bank (UEB) has signed
   subsidiary loan agreements (SLAs) with five banks that meet the eligibility criteria.
   Total disbursement as of June 27, 2008 stands at USD 27 million. Thirteen sub-loans
   to eligible beneficiary enterprises have been approved, totaling US$50 million (one-
   third of the total Project amount).

7. Urban Infrastructure Project: The objective is to assist participating utilities in moving
   towards higher quality and reliability of services and reducing the costs of service
   through a series of institutional improvements and selective investments in
   rehabilitation and replacement of deteriorated water supply, wastewater and solid
   waste systems. The project will fund the replacement of pumps and related
   infrastructure in municipal water utilities in selected cities with more efficient and
   energy saving equipment to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency. The project
   will also fund rehabilitation of water supply and wastewater systems, and help
   municipal utilities improve their operational efficiency. Specific investments have been
   indentified in Chernihiv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Odessa, while investments in other cities
   throughout the country are being selected under a competitive process.

   •   Institutional Strengthening: This component will help utilities to adopt commercially
       oriented business-type practices and work towards achieving financial viability
       through the preparation of annual Business Plans.
   •   Rehabilitation Investments: This component will fund rehabilitation investments in
       the water, wastewater and solid waste sectors in the cities of Chernihiv, Ivano-
       Frankivsk and Odessa to help improve the quality and reliability of municipal
       services.
   •   Energy Efficiency: This component will replace old electromechanical equipment
       in municipal utilities by energy-efficient equipment thereby reducing operating
       costs and environmental pollution. The component will provide financing to
       selected municipal utilities based on a competitive selection process. Municipal
       utilities that are able to provide economic and technical analysis confirming
       potential energy savings of a minimum of 15% through the proposed investments
       and confirmed by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine are allowed to access these
       funds.

8. Municipal Credit Market Development Programme: The Programme’s development
   objective is to support the initiation and development of a market for municipal credit in
   Ukraine. If successful, such a market would be comprised of voluntary private lenders
   who understand and are prepared to manage the risks of this new line of business and
   an ever-growing number of creditworthy municipalities who can better serve their
   citizens through increased investment in services and infrastructure. There are at least
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           and regulatory framework for intergovernmental fiscal relations, in general, and sub-
           national borrowing in particular, will be strengthened and sustained. Second,
           municipalities and their utilities will be given the opportunity and the incentive to better
           manage their financial affairs so as to be viewed as creditworthy by potential lenders.
           Third, those same entities will be given assistance to develop, prioritize and select
           better investment projects so as to yield maximum returns and address the needs of
           their communities. Fourth, private financial institutions including commercial banks will
           be assisted and invited to consider these borrowers and these projects for investment
           where the risks of such lending can be minimized and managed effectively. Sector:
           Capital Market Development (30%); Municipal services and infrastructure (30%);; sub-
           national government administration (30%); central government policy development
           (10%)

Council of Europe (CoE) has been stakeholder in the wider process of regional and local
development, especially in the areas of local self government and decentralization from 09
November 1995 when Ukraine joined the Council of Europe. The main programming document in
Ukraine is the CoE Action Plan for Ukraine 2008-2011 which covers a number of core issues in the
wider area of regional and sustainable decentralization. These interventions include:

 Project / Programme Title                               Value (US$)     Start Date       End Date
 Local and regional democracy;

 Developing local government         legislation   and
 balanced distribution of powers;

 Strengthening the capacity of local authorities
 (proposed for 36 months,);

 Sustainable spatial development and regional
 planning” which will be jointly financed by
 Ukrainian and international resources.


European Commission (EC). The EC is one of the largest donors in the regional/local
development in Ukraine. EC initiatives focus on the progressive implementation of sector orientated
programmes and a gradual transfer of its programme to incorporate Sector Policy Support
Programmes (SPSP) and operating modalities such as budget support and pooled funding, to
supplement traditional project modalities, according to the ENPI priorities. The programme of the
EC is delivered based on a country strategy paper which is operational for a seven year period.
The current period runs from 2007 to 2013. The National Indicative Programme (NIP) is based on
the CSP, but operates on a 3 or 4 year period, with the current period operating from 2007 to 2010.
The next NIP period will operated from 2011 to 2013. Annual Action Programmes are elaborated on
an annual basis in discussions with the Ukrainian government and define a specific programme of
actions to confront specific challenges which have been outlined in the National Indicative
Programme.

The EC has just recently undertaken a mid-term review (MTR) of its programmes. The MTR
programming mission concluded that the following general priorities and sub-priorities should be
included under the new Indicative Programme for 2011-2013:

           •   Priority area 1: Support for Democratic Development, the Rule of Law and
               Good Governance


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           Sub-priority 1: Justice, freedom and security notably reform in the justice sector
           Sub-priority.2: Migration and international trade through strengthened border
           management
       •   Priority area 2: Support for Regulatory Reform and Administrative Capacity
           Building
           Sub-priority 1: Public administration reform and public finance management
           Sub-priority 2: Support to the establishment of a deep and comprehensive free
           trade area
           Sub-priority 3: Support to the implementation of the New Practical Instrument
           through capacity and institutional development
       •   Priority area 3: Support for Economic and Social Development
           Sub-priority     1:   Sectoral     policy   support     (energy/energy      efficiency,
           environment/climate change, agriculture/trade aspects, transport)
           Sub-priority 2: Human capital development
           Sub-priority 3: Regional Development

While many of the priority areas will have both direct and in-direct impact on Regional and Local
development (primarily as this relates to Priority Area 3), sub-priority 3 is directly related to the
wider area of regional and local development.

The EC also operates a number of programmes, including the National Programme, the
Regional Programme, four Cross Border Cooperation programmes, and a number of specific
thematic programmes which are applicable to Ukraine.

Current/Past and Projected EU Financed Projects include:

       Project / Programme Title                                Start
                                                             Value                       End
                                                                Date
                                                             (Euro)                      Date
 1     Assistance to Regional Development in Ukraine            07/04                    07/06
 2     Support to Sustainable Local Development      €13 M      2007                     2011
 3     Support to Sustainable Regional Development   €6 M TA + 07/2008                   12/2011
                                                     €9       M
                                                     Works
 4     Ukraine: SME Support Services in Priority                2005                     2007
       Regions
 5     Support to the Development of Business € 2.07 M          2008                     2009
       Capacity of Ukrainian SMEs – International
       Dimension
 6     PCA Support Project (Ukraine)                 € 1.88 M   12/2007                  12/2009
 7     Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advise                                        07/2009
       Centre (Phase IV and V)                                                           (Phase
                                                                                         IV)
 8     Regional Capacity Building Initiative II                             2007         12/2009
 9     Poland-Belarus-Ukraine CBC Programme:        €186.2 M                01/2007      12/2013
 10    Hungary-Romania-Slovakia-Ukraine         CBC €68.6 M                 01/2007      12/2013
       Programme
 11    Romania-Moldova-Ukraine CBC Programme        €126.7 M                01/2007      12/2013

 12    Black Sea Basin CBC Programme                         €17.3 M        Jan 2007 Dec
                                                                                     2013
 13    Development of a strategic programme for the €1 M                    End 2008 2010


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     socio-economic development of the Chernobyl                       (18
     region in the immediate vicinity of the Chernobyl                 Months)
     exclusion zone
14   Municipal Services Support Project                ?               2004        End
                                                                                   2006
15   EU Contribution to EBRD Ukraine Micro Lending       €1.5 M        2008        2009
     Programme Regional Expansion
16   EU Contribution to the EBRD SME Finance             €1.0 M
     Support to Regional Banks and Banks with
     Large Regional Branch Network
17   Protecting Historical Cultural Landscapes to
     strengthen regional identities and local
     economies
18   Transfrontier   Tourism    Development    and       € 216,000
     Promotion Network in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
     and Maramuresh, Romania
19   Reggio Terzo Mondo for the Promotion of Civil       € 98,991      ?           ?
     Society Dialogue in Transcarpathia
20   Implementation of Ukraine's Commitments                           2008        12/2011
     under WTO and ENP Frameworks in the Rural
     Sector
21   Environmental Collaboration for the Black Sea       €2.2 M        04/2007     09/2009
     (Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine)

     1. Assistance to Regional Development in Ukraine Project implemented between
        July 2004 – December 2006 was designed to support the implementation of
        regional development in Ukraine, and worked directly with the Ministry of Economy
        in the implementation of capacity development measures and the provision of
        concrete advice and support. The projects objectives were specifically to:

         •   increase the ability of the national, regional and local power bodies to formulate
             and realize regional development policies;
         •   increase the economic competitive advantage of the selected pilot regions;
         •   improve cooperation in the regional development sphere between interested
             parties, including the national and local power bodies, self-government bodies,
             the private sector and civil society;
         •   modify the general regional development structure in Ukraine so it adheres to
             advanced European practices.

     2. Support to Sustainable Local Development

         The overall objective of this project is to improve quality, access and sustainability
         ofessential services in selected municipalities and to pave the way for sustainable
         local development in Ukraine. The project is implemented from November 2006 to
         November 2010. The following results are expected to be achieved by in four
         selected medium-sized cities and territories: Izyum (Kharkiv oblast), Romny (Sumy
         oblast), Sverdlovsk (Lugansk oblast) and Pryluky (Chernihiv oblast):

         •   A significant part of essential municipal services infrastructure (such as water
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       •   Sustainable local development initiatives will be launched in coordination with
           other projects in areas such as education and training, SME development, local
           financing, energy, public health and social sector.
       •   Management tools for efficient municipal services delivery and socio-economic
           development will be operational.
       •   A model for the sustainable local development in Ukraine will be developed.

3. Support to Sustainable Regional Development
 The Support to Sustainable Regional Development Project, financed by the European
 Union, started with its implementation in July 2008. The Project intends to in conjunction
 with its main partners, realise three main components:

 Component A: focused on the provision of assistance to the Government of Ukraine to
 strengthen capacities for the effective management of regional development and the
 creation of an adequate policy, legal and institutional framework and coordination
 schemes and mechanisms. The project provides analytical and regional development
 management tools, through such mechanisms as a Sector Wide Approach as well as
 framework for implementation of National Strategy for Regional Development;
 Component B: targeted to providing support to Ukrainian authorities to design a key
 regional development instrument, a Fund for Regional Development and modalities for
 the mobilisation of internal and external resources, investment planning and
 coordination;
 Component C: involves two scopes of implementation of first two components:
     • Capacity building for the effective management of regional development on both
        the national and regional level, management of resources for sustainable
        development and strengthening the absorption capacities of structures for
        effective implementation of development plans, particularly an Action Plan of
        National Strategy for Regional Development.
     • Through operating a learning by doing approach which is targeted at the multi-
        faceted aspects of RD (selection procedures, design, application and contracting
        of sustainable regional development project applying the rules and procedures of
        National Fund) the project provides the necessary tools and builds the capacities
        for sustainable regional development. The main functional aspects are:
        development of a baseline with policy, legal and planning framework; and the mo-
        bilisation of financial resources and capacity building.

4. Ukraine: SME Support Services in Priority Regions

5. Support to the Development of Business Capacity of Ukrainian SMEs
   International Dimension: The purpose of the project is to develop the
   competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project will assist to the
   improvement of the government policy in the sphere of SME support and provide
   assistance to SMEs in design and implementation of optimal schemes and
   mechanisms to establish commercial links with EU companies and other foreign
   enterprises.
6. PCA Support Project will examine monitoring the implementation of the EU – Ukraine
   Action Plans and can be important in the context of RD implementation. The overall
   objective of the project is to assist the Ukrainian authorities to achieve the
   implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) and the
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   progress made in approximation of Ukrainian legislation to that of the EU in all the
   areas foreseen by the PCA and the ENAP.

7. UEPLAC, the Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advise Centre, is currently in its
   4th phase of operation, and has the overall objective to strengthen understanding,
   implementation and ownership by the Ukrainian authorities of the whole process of
   legal approximation to the EU acquis in all the areas foreseen in the Partnership and
   Cooperation Agreement (PCA) and in the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan
   (ENP-AP)

8. Regional Capacity Building Initiative II, is the follow-on from the RCBI project that
   was focused on supporting the New Neighbourhood Programme (NNP) in the Tacis
   region, and was completed at the end of 2006. The project is directed at supporting
   the preparation and implementation of Cross Border Cooperation capacity in the
   context of the ENPI. Funded by the European Union, RCBI supports the partner
   countries to participate in the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
   Cross Border Cooperation Programmes 2007-2013. Implemented by a consortium led
   by MWH, RCBI will run until December 2009. Originally set up to assist four partner
   countries in the East, the project now supports the 15 partner countries in the South
   and the East currently participating in cross border cooperation under the new ENPI
   CBC programmes for 2007-2013.

   Web Link: www.rcbi.info. This web link has significant info on ENPI CBC programmes

9. Poland-Belarus-Ukraine CBC Programme: This Programme continues and
   broadens the cooperation in the border areas of the three countries which so far has
   been developed within the framework of the Neighbourhood Programme Poland-
   Belarus-Ukraine CBC 2004–2006. This Programme has the biggest budget – 186.2
   MEURO for 2007-2013, from the number of CBC Programmes where Ukraine
   participates. The Programme concentrates at the following priorities:
   Priority 1: Increasing competitiveness of border areas

   Priority 2: Improving the quality of life

   Priority 3: Networking and people-to-people cooperation

10. Hungary-Romania-Slovakia-Ukraine CBC Programme

   The programme involves 68.6 MEURO for the period 2007-2013. Its management and
   secretariat structures are based in Budapest. The Programme’s identified the
   priorities:

   Priority 1: Promote economic and social development - Increase knowledge transfer
   and practice-sharing between and promote joint developments of businesses, local
   governments and the civil society

   Priority 2: Enhance environment - Enhance the quality of air, waters, soil and forestry
   resources and reduce risks of damages on natural environment

   Priority 3: Increase border efficiency - Increase efficiency of border management on
   the Ukrainian border


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11. Romania-Moldova-Ukraine CBC Programme

   Compared to the Neighbourhood Programmes 2004-2006 the bilateral programmes
   between Romania and Ukraine, and between Romania and Moldova, respectively
   have been re-grouped in new programme - Romania-Ukraine-Moldova (with budget
   126.7 MEURO for 2007-2013). The programme made a focus at the following
   priorities:

   Priority 1: Towards a more competitive border economy

   Priority 2: Environmental Challenges and Emergency Preparedness

   Priority 3: People to People Co-operation

12. Black Sea Basin Programme

   The Black Sea Basin Programme is one of the most complex, although it has a limited
   financial allocation (only 17.3 MEURO for the period 2007-2013). The Black Sea Basin
   eligible area occupies a territory about of 800 sq. km. and includes a population of
   74.2 million people. It involves ten countries, some of which include the whole of their
   national territory (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Georgia), while for some others
   those regions closest to the Basin (Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Russia, Turkey and
   Ukraine). The Programme priorities are:

   Priority 1: Supporting cross border partnerships for economic and social development
   based on common resources

   Priority 2: Sharing resources and competencies for environmental protection and
   conservation

   Priority 3: Supporting cultural and educational networks for the establishment of a
   common cultural environment in the Basin

   In addition to the afore mentioned ENPI-CBC programmes, Ukraine participates in the
   Black Sea Synergies programme which is designed to be a complementary initiative to
   further extend and bind other initiatives currently under implementation, which will
   effect the basin as a whole and the individual countries which participate in the region,
   namely: the New EU Member states of Bulgaria and Romania, Turkey, Ukraine,
   Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova, in cooperation with Russia.

13. Development of a strategic programme for the socio-economic development of
    the Chernobyl region in the immediate vicinity of the Chernobyl exclusion zone

14. Municipal Services Support Project

15. EU Contribution to EBRD Ukraine Micro Lending Programme Regional
    Expansion 2008-2009: Technical Co-operation (TC) Programme to assist establishing
    and building up micro business lending departments in financial intermediaries and to
    advise on credit decisions. Implemented through Ukrainian Commercial banks (Forum,
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16. EU Contribution to the EBRD SME Finance Support to Regional Banks and
    Banks with Large Regional Branch Network: Contribution to institution building of
    Ukrainian banks by providing training and technical co-operation which will develop the
    long-term capability to provide SMEs with formal project finance. Implemented through
    the Commercial banks of Ukraine.

17. Protecting Historical Cultural Landscapes to stregthen regional identities and
    local economies: The aim of the action is the exploration of successful approaches to
    valorise European cultural landscapes and to integrate landscape protection and the
    upgrading of development of deprived rural areas; to give an overview of innovative
    survey methods and planning tools.

18. Transfrontier tourism development and promotion network in Ivano-Frankivsk,
    Ukraine, and Maramuresh, Romania in the broad area of Tourism policy and
    administrative management
    EU contribution: € 468,000
    Implementing organisation: Turistichna Asociacija Ivano-frankivstini
    Duration: 20 months

19. Reggio Terzo Mondo for the Promotion of Civil Society Dialogue in
    Transcarpathia
20. Implementation of Ukraine's Commitments under WTO and ENP Frameworks in
    the Rural Sector: The purpose of the project is to support the application of a Sector
    Wide Approach (SWAP) within the context of WTO accession and greater EU
    integration through implementation of the following components: a) institutional
    development of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine; b) food safety; c) market
    infrastructure; d) rural development.
    In the context of Crimea, work will be undertaken in the context of Agricultural Market
    development and as such will impact wider regional development implementation.

21. Environmental Collaboration for the Black Sea (Georgia, Moldova, Russia,
    Ukraine). The Project's overall objective      is to contribute to the sustainable
    development of the Black Sea Basin by:
    • prevention and reduction of pollution to the Black Sea (from river discharges or
       direct discharges)
    • sustainable management of natural resources and protection of biodiversity of the
       Black Sea basin.

   The Project aims to improve:
   • regional cooperation for protection of the Black Sea;
   • national capacities to implement and enforce existing environmental
      legislation, secondary laws and regulations to implement the Bucharest
      Convention;
   • national legislations, secondary laws and regulations to implement the Bucharest
      Convention at national level, taking into account convergence to EU water related
      legislation, in particular the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the forthcoming
      EU Marine Strategy (see also the page on International and EU legislation);
   • biological water quality monitoring of pollution;
   • integrated coastal zone management;
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       •   public participation and awareness raising.



ENPI Regional Envelope

The EC-ENPI Eastern Regional Strategy Paper (RSP) 2007-2013 was formally adopted by
the Commission on 7 March 2007. The principal objectives of EC regional assistance to the
ENPI Eastern region (which includes Ukraine) are:

       •   To facilitate and advance cooperation in areas of mutual interest and benefit
           between the partner countries themselves and between the EC and the partner
           countries. This complements the objectives of respective national strategies for
           developing increasingly close relationships with ENP partner countries, going
           beyond past levels of cooperation, towards gradual economic integration and a
           deepening of political cooperation, and also complements the objectives of the
           Four Common Spaces with Russia;
       •   To provide assistance towards the common ENP and Common Space objectives
           where there is a clear advantage in such regional-level assistance. This advantage
           can take the form of being better able to meet outcome objectives, including
           fostering greater cooperation within the region, achieving economies of scale
           and/or avoiding duplication of effort.

During the period covered by this ENPI Eastern Regional Indicative Programme (2007-2010),
a total EC grant of € 223.5 million will be made available. It should be noted that these
indicative allocations apply to the entire 4-year period of this indicative programme as a
whole, and it is therefore likely that individual Annual Action Programmes will contain differing
allocations in each given year. The main priority areas for the ENPI-Regional envelope (with
planned percentage breakdown of the allocations pursuant to each priority area) will be:

       o   Priority area 1: Networks (25-35%)

           Sub-priority 1: Transport
           Sub-priority 2: Energy
           Sub-priority 3: SME Regional Cooperation

       o   Priority area 2: Environment protection and forestry (25-35%)
       o   Priority area 3: Border and Migration Management, the Fight against Transnational
           Organised Crime, and Customs (20-30%)
       o   Priority area 4: People-to-people Activities, Information and Support (10-15%)
       o   Priority area 5: Landmines, Explosive Remnants of War, Small Arms and Light
           Weapons (5-10%)

While it is clear that the programme is focused on the countries of Europe’s Eastern Border
(Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia), a provision is made in the
Indicative programme for the participation of other countries, particularly the Central Asian
republics in the programme, albeit in a conditional manner, and with the participation of the
relevant instrument (Development Cooperation Instrument or DCI).

In addition to the above mentioned projects or specific interventions, the EC operates a
number of programmes which have been, and will continue to be, directly supportive of the
implementation of Regional Development in the coming years. These include:


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Twinning is an initiative of the European Commission (EC) that was launched in 1998 in the
context of the preparation for enlargement of the European Union (EU). It was conceived as
an instrument for targeted administrative co-operation to assist candidate countries in
strengthening their administrative and judicial capacity to implement Community legislation as
future Member States (MS) of the EU. Twinning has the opportunity to play a vital role in the
context of Institution Building in Ukraine. Before Twinning, the Institutions Building Partnership
Program for Civil Society and Local Initiatives (IBPP) fulfilled many of the functions currently
fulfilled by Twinning. The main focus of IBPP was to support institutional development at the
local level through the establishment of cooperative partnerships between non-governmental
professional organizations and local and regional structures. This programme finished in
2005-6 and was replaced by the twinning programme.

TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the Institution
Building unit of Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission. In operation
since 1996, TAIEX provides centrally managed short-term technical assistance in the field of
approximation, application and enforcement of legislation. Its services are complementary to
the several alternative assistance programmes the European Commission offers to new
Member States, candidates for accession to the European Union, and the countries of the
Western Balkans.

USAID – Assistance of the Government of the United States

The U.S. Mission to Ukraine Strategic Plan does not focuse on regional development as a
separate area of assistance. Instead it focuses on providing assistance to promoting good
governance at all levels and in all branches of government. The main priorities are:
   • advancing Ukraine’s capability for Governing Justly and Democratically
   • working with executive branch to strengthen the professional capacity to promote
       economic and political reform and to increase citizens involvement in public affairs
   • working with local governments to enhance their effectiveness, financial
       independence, and responsiveness to citizens’ needs

     Project / Programme Title       Value                 Start Date          End Date
 1   Communal Services Support Roll- US$1,999,988          September           September
     Out                                                   2005                2007
 2   Municipal Budget Reform         US$14,467,518         February            September
                                                           2005                2008
 3   Local Economic Development $13,424,274.00             20 August           15 April 2009
     (LED)                                                 2004
 4   Expanding Training and Advocacy US$2,220,735.89 08                        31 July 2009
     Services of the Association of                        September
     Ukrainian Cities                                      2005
 5   DCA Municipal Credit (Guarantee US$155,700            24                  24 September
     Agreement)                         (Mission subsidy September             2009
                                        cost)          for 2004
                                        US$3,000,000
                                        loans facility
 6   Efficient Water Supply in Alchevsk US$ 130,000        20                  19
                                                           December            December/2010
                                                           2007
 7   Municipal Finance Strengthening US$ 2,100,000         01 October          30   September


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      Initiative (MFSI) Project for                             2008          2011
      Ukraine
 8    Local Investment and National US$19,000,000               16 March 15 March 2012
      Competitiveness (LINC)                                    2009

 9    Advocacy for Local Government TBD                         TBD           TBD
      Agenda (ALGA)


United Nations’ Programme of Assistance to Ukraine (September 2001) determined
that contributing to management reforms was one of the priorities of the UN system agencies.
Specifically, they would focus on the formulation of policies for involving citizens – increasing
the possibilities for establishing partnership relations between the government and civil
society organizations to contribute to citizen participation in managerial decision making and
civil policy formulation) – World Bank, UN Development Programs; and the decentralization
and strengthening of management at the local level – contributing to the formulation and
realization of public sector policies, transparency, the subordination of state administration
bodies, decentralization, and strengthened local management)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) operates a number of programmes in
Ukraine which directly and indirectly impact on regional development. These include:

      Project / Programme Title                      Value      Start Date        End Date
 1    Community-based approach (CBA) to Local        13.3M Euro 03/09/2007        30/06/2011
      Development
 2    Chernobyl Recovery and Development             4.0 M US$     2004           2007
      Programme (CRDP)
 3    Municipal Governance and Sustainable           856,400       01/04/2004     31/12/2008
      Development Programme                          US$
 4    UNDP Crimea Integration and Development        2.8M          01/01/1995     31/12/2010
      Programme                                      (2006) US$
 5    Conserving globally significant biodiversity   ?             01/04/2005     30/09/2005
      and mitigation/reducing environmental risk
      in Ukraine’s Carpathian region
 6    Millennium Development Goals Project           US$          16/02/2004      28/12/2008
                                                     100,000 –
                                                     UK
                                                     contribution
 7    Integrity in Action: Government Program
 8    Sustainable Development Programme of ?                       2006           2010
      Lugansk Region

 9    UNDP/GEF Strengthening governance and ?                      01/01/2008     31/12/2011
      financial sustainability of the national
      protected area system in Ukraine


     1. The Community-based approach (CBA) to Local Development Project, which will
        provide a significant impact on regional development aspiration of the Ukrainian
        Government. This intervention is in the wider context of the 2006-2010 country
        programme for Ukraine and aims at increasing self-consciousness and creating self-
        sustainability of communities by promoting dialogue among it members, facilitating


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   social activity and shaping a shared vision of the future. The project supports
   communities in all regions of Ukraine in covering the most urgent developmental
   needs through self-organization, capacity building, and implementation of small-scale
   community      initiatives (mini-projects)   in:    Health   (local   health    posts
   network); Environment (utilization of wastes, pesticide inactivation etc.); Energy
   (energy saving measures, promotion of the use of renewable energy sources etc.);

2. CRDP’s activities is to support the efforts of the Government of Ukraine to mitigate
   long-term social, economic and ecological consequences of the Chornobyl
   catastrophe, to create more favorable living conditions and promote sustainable
   human development in Chornobyl affected regions.

              •   Rendering assistance for the improvement of state policy -
                  supporting legislation changes and innovative strategies towards
                  mitigation of the consequences of the Chornobyl catastrophe, which, in
                  turn, are focused on providing sustainable development in the affected
                  regions, secure living and distribution of comprehensive information to
                  the population.

              •   Self-governance and community development - rendering
                  assistance to community organizations in self-organization and self-
                  governance, increasing their potential for implementing their own
                  priority programmes of social, economic, and ecological recovery and
                  development

              •   Institutional support - enhancement and development of the
                  institutional support system, which foresees the expansion of
                  institutional opportunities, strengthening the potential of organizations
                  and institutions that promote socio-economic development and
                  ecological recovery of the Chornobyl affected regions

3. Municipal Governance and Sustainable Development Project, formerly known as
   Municipal Sustainable Development Programme or MSDP, carries out activities to
   strengthen the institutional capacity of local partners from public-private sectors
   enabling them to make practical local sustainable development plans; take a
   participatory approach to the realization of such plans; raise public awareness on the
   agenda of sustainable development and integrate the principles of sustainable
   development in the local/national policy/legal framework based on experience from the
   ground.

   Each partner municipality establishes a Municipal Support Unit (MSU) to implement
   local level activities. MSU mobilizes men, women, and youth in the neighbourhoods,
   NGO, academia and business communities to create support structures founded on
   elements of good governance and sustainable development. These support structures
   prepare local specific sustainable development plans, prioritise them and generate
   resources to implement them.


   The Programme provides training and seed capital to implement plans under a
   partnership arrangement. The partners such as the municipality, the beneficiaries
   themselves, or other private and public sectors also contribute resources as a back up
   to the seed capital. The plans are implemented by the partner on a self-help basis.


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      Implementation work and quality is monitored through a participatory monitoring
      system.

      Geographic Area: Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Mykolayiv, Halych, Novohrad-
      Volynskyy

  4. UNDP - Crimea Integrated Development Project - The main goal of the Programme
  is to assist and strengthen domestic structures and processes able to develop and
     implement long-term solutions in order to secure peace and stability in Crimea, as well
     as to promote integrated regional development involving both people and authorities.

      In order to achieve its goals, the Programme focuses on the following areas:

      •   Democratic governance: strengthen Crimean citizen engagement in political and
          socio-economic development activities, increase Government capacity to deliver
          public goods and services, and provide coherent and satisfying alternatives for
          social change through enhanced State-Citizen relations;
      •   Economic development: promote the development of a market-driven agricultural
          cooperative sector and small- and medium enterprise development;
      •   Human security: strengthen the Human Security Council as a platform for high-
          level inter-ethnic consensus building and evidence-based policy-making based on
          an enhanced human security monitoring system;
      •   Tolerance and social cohesion: increase tolerance and social cohesion through
          the education system.

5. Conserving globally significant biodiversity and mitigation/reducing environmental
   risk in Ukraine’s Carpathian region

6. The Ukrainian Millennium Development Goals Project (MDGP) aims to support the
   process of elaborating, implementing and monitoring economic and social policies to
   contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Ukraine.
   The main objectives of the project were:

  •   Strengthening capacity building for policy development with the aim to provide
      substantive support to the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and develop
      recommendations for sharing best national and foreign experience with the
      Government as well as other stakeholders enabling them to elaborate sound,
      economic and social policies based on the principles of transparency accountability
  •   Improving strategic planning and forecasting system to enhance the quality of
      long-, medium-, and short-term strategic planning and forecasting documents by
      taking into consideration expert and public opinion and disseminating good practices in
      the field of growth-oriented economic policies
  •   Reinforcing MDGs policy analysis and monitoring to support the Government in
      achieving the MDG targets and indicators into strategic planning and forecasting
      system at national and regional levels, develop UMDGs monitoring system and
      prepare Annual MDGs Monitoring Reports, develop localization methodology through
      piloting MDGs localization process in regions of Ukraine
  •   Raising public awareness of the MDGs in Ukraine, which involves conducting
      seminars, road shows, press clubs and other advocacy activities related to the
      UMDGs with active participation of mass media and general public in the open
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  7. Integrity in Action: Government Program, support activities at both the national and
  local levels. Specifically, they support:
                      the formulation of efficient legislation that provides for the further
                      delegation of authorities to the regional and local levels and the
                      strengthening of the abilities of state administration bodies;
                      pilot projects in terms of the best practices of local government and the
                      stimulation of partnerships at the local level between managerial
                      bodies, private sector and civil society organizations.

8. Sustainable Development Programme of Lugansk Region: Mission is to render
support to the Government in efficient application of the sustainable development principles
and practices at the regional level in order to improve socio-economic and ecological
situation in one of the country's most vulnerable regions

  •   Support to development of transport infrastructure in Lugansk Region (oblast)
      including city and inter-city service.

      Activity 1. Support to development of the Lugansk oblast transport infrastructure
      network      Development        Plan      including     city   and    inter-city  service.
      Activity 2. Attraction of investors to realisation of the Development Plan through Public-
      Private Partnership (PPP) mechanism.
       Activity 3. Implementation of the Demonstration Project of transport infrastructure
      network development through PPP mechanisms

  •   Removing barriers for coal bed methane utilization in Lugansk oblast through
      the Joint Implementation Mechanism (JI) of the Kyoto Protocol.
      Activity 4. Selection of the project sites and development of the technical and
      technological solutions for the utilization of the coal mine methane in Lugansk oblast.
      Activity 5. Development of the Project Idea Note (PIN) in accordance with the
      requirement for JI projects
      Activity 6. Implementation of the preliminary financial analysis of the planned technical
      and environment protection activities.
      Activity 7. Search for a potential investor for JI project and approval of the conditions of
      joint    activities  between       JI    project     owner     and   potential    investor.
      Activity 8. Development of Project Development Document (PDD) for the key project.
      Activity 9. Arrangement and development of the contractual documents to sign and
      Agreement on the conditions of the joint project activities between the project owner
      and investor. The contract shall obligatorily reflect the conditions for the sale of
      Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) derived by the Project and specify the recipient of
      these ERUs.
      Activity 10. Support to implementation of the demonstration JI project on coal bed
      methane utilisation in Lugansk oblast

  •   Removing barriers for urban landfills recovery and landfill methane utilisation
      through the Joint Implementation Mechanism (JI) of the Kyoto Protocol.
      Activity 11. Selection of the project sites and development of the strategy for urban
      landfills recovery and landfill methane utilisation including technical and technological
      solutions.
      Activity 12. Development of the Project Idea Note (PIN) in accordance with the
      requirement for JI projects.
      Activity 13. Implementation of the preliminary financial analysis of the planned
      technical and environment protection activities.


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        Activity 14. Search for a potential investor for JI project and approval of the conditions
       of joint activities between JI project owner and potential investor.
       Activity 15. Development of Project Development Document (PDD) for the key project.
       Activity 16. Arrangement and development of the contractual documents to sign and
       Agreement on the conditions of the joint project activities between the project owner
       and investor. The contract shall obligatorily reflect the conditions for the sale of
       Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) derived by the Project and specify the recipient of
       these ERUs.
        Activity 17. Support to implementation of the demonstration JI project on landfill
       methane utilisation.
        Activity 18. Effective project management and advisory support services

Swiss Development Cooperation has been working for many years in social mobilisation
together with UNDP (in three different projects, Crimea Integration and Development
Programme - CIDP, Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme – CRDP and
Municipal Governance Sustainable Development Programme - MGSDP) and with the
Christian Children Fund (decentralised social services). The Swiss Cooperation Office
(SCO) efforts in the area of regional development focuses on the multi-annaul Despro project
(2007-2015) formally entitled “Support to Decentralization in Ukraine”. This project primarily
focuses on three main objectives: improving communal services through greater integration
of community groups and associations; streamlining and improving the integration process of
the community based services into the local government system; integrating the lessons-
learnt and best practises developed in the pilot areas into the “national agenda” on
decentralisation.

     Project / Programme Title                              Value         Start       End
                                                                          Date        Date
 1   Crimea Integration and Development Programme           US$ 2.8 M     -           -
     – CIDP (Implemented by UNDP see UNDP
     section)
 2   Chernobyl     Recovery       and     Development       -             -           -
     Programme – CRDP (Implemented by UNDP see
     UNDP section)
 3   Municipal Governance Sustainable Development           -             -           -
     Programme – MGSDP (Implemented by UNDP –
     see UNDP section)
 4   Support to Decentralization in Ukraine (DESPRO)        CHF 3.085 12/2006         12/2009
     – Phase One                                            M
 5   Community-based Governance, Infrastructure             CHF       2004            2007
     and Social Development in Crimea (contribution         600.000
     to UNDP Crimean Integration and Development
     Programme - CIDP)
 6   Supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises          CHF         2002          On-
     (SME) Development - Credit guarantees                  30 M                      going
 7   Swiss Organisation for Facilitating Investments        CHF 4.5M 1997             On-
     (SOFI)                                                 per year -                going
                                                            noncountry
                                                            specific
 8   SECO Start-up Fund                                     CHF 15M 1997              On-
                                                            Revolving                 going
                                                            Fund      –
                                                            non-


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                                                 specific
9  Ukraine Corporate Development Project (UCDP)  US$ 1.9M 04/2002                   06/2007
10 Swiss-Ukrainian Forest Development Project in CHF 1.775 10/2003                  12/2005
   Zakarpattya (FORZA) – 1st Phase               M
11 Swiss-Ukrainian Forest Development Project in CHF 2.0 M 01/2006                  12/2008
   Zakarpattya (FORZA) – 2nd Phase
12 Access to Rural Financial Services in the CHF           07/2006                  06/2008
   Vinnytsya Region of Ukraine                   500,000

  1. Crimea Integrated Development Project (implemented by UNDP) - The main goal
     of the Programme is to assist and strengthen domestic structures and processes able
     to develop and implement long-term solutions in order to secure peace and stability in
     Crimea, as well as to promote integrated regional development involving both people
     and authorities.

     In order to achieve its goals, the Programme focuses on the following areas:

      •   Democratic governance: strengthen Crimean citizen engagement in political and
          socio-economic development activities, increase Government capacity to deliver
          public goods and services, and provide coherent and satisfying alternatives for
          social change through enhanced State-Citizen relations;
      •   Economic development: promote the development of a market-driven agricultural
          cooperative sector and small- and medium enterprise development;
      •   Human security: strengthen the Human Security Council as a platform for high-
          level inter-ethnic consensus building and evidence-based policy-making based on
          an enhanced human security monitoring system;
      •   Tolerance and social cohesion: increase tolerance and social cohesion through
          the education system.

  2. CRDP’s activities is to support the efforts of the Government of Ukraine to mitigate
     long-term social, economic and ecological consequences of the Chornobyl
     catastrophe, to create more favorable living conditions and promote sustainable
     human development in Chornobyl affected regions.

                •   Rendering assistance for the improvement of state policy -
                    supporting legislation changes and innovative strategies towards
                    mitigation of the consequences of the Chornobyl catastrophe, which, in
                    turn, are focused on providing sustainable development in the affected
                    regions, secure living and distribution of comprehensive information to
                    the population.

                •   Self-governance and community development - rendering
                    assistance to community organizations in self-organization and self-
                    governance, increasing their potential for implementing their own
                    priority programmes of social, economic, and ecological recovery and
                    development

                •   Institutional support - enhancement and development of
                    theinstitutional support system, which foresees the expansion of
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                   and institutions that promote socio-economic development and
                   ecological recovery of the Chornobyl affected regions

3. Municipal Governance and Sustainable Development Project, formerly known as
   Municipal Sustainable Development Programme or MSDP, carries out activities to
   strengthen the institutional capacity of local partners from public-private sectors
   enabling them to make practical local sustainable development plans; take a
   participatory approach to the realization of such plans; raise public awareness on the
   agenda of sustainable development and integrate the principles of sustainable
   development in the local/national policy/legal framework based on experience from the
   ground.


   Each partner municipality establishes a Municipal Support Unit (MSU) to implement
   local level activities. MSU mobilizes men, women, and youth in the neighbourhoods,
   NGO, academia and business communities to create support structures founded on
   elements of good governance and sustainable development. These support structures
   prepare local specific sustainable development plans, prioritise them and generate
   resources to implement them.


   The Programme provides training and seed capital to implement plans under a
   partnership arrangement. The partners such as the municipality, the beneficiaries
   themselves, or other private and public sectors also contribute resources as a back up
   to the seed capital. The plans are implemented by the partner on a self-help basis.
   Implementation work and quality is monitored through a participatory monitoring
   system.

   Geographic Area: Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Mykolayiv, Halych, Novohrad-
   Volynskyy

4. Support to Decentralization in Ukraine (DESPRO): The project was initiated
   following a request from the President of Ukraine to the Foreign Minister of
   Switzerland. The project is based upon the experience gained from three projects
   supported by SDC that are centred on social mobilization and provision of communal
   services. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of communal and social
   services provided by local self-governments directly, or in cooperation with community
   and private sector initiatives. The efficient and effective delivery of water supplies and
   basic social services at an affordable cost through decentralized structures is the
   overall goal of the project. This requires a replicable model of decentralized services
   provision at village/municipal/rayon levels to be piloted in selected areas. In turn, this
   has to be accepted at the oblast/national levels. Three interrelated factors are
   addressed by the project: (i) improving communal/social services through the
   systematic use of social mobilization processes; (ii) integrating the social mobilisation
   and community service into the local government system; and (iii) promoting
   conducive framework conditions, both within the local government system and in the
   National Government, for effective decentralization and provision of communal
   services

   Activities

       Develop and implement a process for replicating community mobilization;


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       Promote a system of community-based service provision;
       Improve the capacities and skills of local government officials at the village,
       municipal, rayon and oblast levels, within the framework of the present and
       emerging decentralization process;
       Improve the planning and management skills introduced at the various levels of
       local government;
       Disseminate and share experiences and lessons learnt through a common
       platform established at the national level;
       Promote national policy dialogue on different elements of decentralisation.

5. Community-based Governance, Infrastructure and Social Development in
   Crimea (contribution to UNDP Crimean Integration and Development Programme
   - CIDP): The project supports community-based preventive health and sanitation
   initiatives in multi-ethnic settlements in Crimea. Consequently, it promotes the
   integration and institutionalization of preventive health and sanitation practices in the
   health care system. The project also develops water supply systems on community
   bases and it organises intensive backstopping for both the health system and the
   water supply system. The project seeks to support citizens of various ethnic
   backgrounds in jointly undertaking initiatives to improve living conditions and establish
   partnerships with local authorities, thereby promoting decentralized and participatory
   good      governance      and     peaceful   integration    of   FDPs     into   society.

   Overall Goal and Project Objectives

       The overall goal reads: to foster sustainable human development and to promote
       peace and stability in Crimea by improving living conditions of local communities.
       To support a bottom-up, participatory decision- making framework for local
       development improvements across Crimea;
       To provide selected communities with the necessary resources to implement and
       manage an infrastructure of social service improvements.

6. Supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Development: SECO
   supports several initiatives in order to improve the investment enabling environment
   and the integration of Ukraine into the multilateral trading system:

     Credit guarantees

     Credit guarantees help finance supplies of goods and services by Swiss
     manufacturing companies and also infrastructure projects. Profits will be used to
     pay off both the interest and the principal of an export credit. This type of financing
     makes it possible for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to do business
     with companies in Ukraine, in ways that otherwise would not have been possible.
     The "Export Risk Guarantee" (ERG) is available for short-term guarantees in
     Ukraine, whereas credit guarantees cover the medium and the long term. The
     project commenced in 2002 and is currently operational with a budget of CHF 30 M.
     Link: http://www.swiss-erg.com

     FIRST initiative

     The Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening (FIRST) initiative is a significant
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     financial sectors in developing and transition countries. FIRST provides technical
     assistance, grants to recipients for capacity building and policy development in the
     areas of financial sector regulation, supervision and development.             Link:
     www.firstinitiative.org

     International Purchasing & Supply Management (ITC)

     ITC's Programme on International Purchasing & Supply Management (IPSM)
     focuses on enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector, and in particular
     SME, through improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain
     and a reduction of unit input costs for the industry, benefiting both the private and
     public sectors. These projects should help to strengthen national training and
     consulting capacity in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, and also develop
     networking and co-operation arrangements on a regional level (among them
     Ukraine). Link: http://www.intracen.org

7. Swiss Organisation for Facilitating Investments (SOFI): Ukraine is one of the 28
   countries selected to benefit from SECO's investment promotion mandate to the Swiss
   Organisation for Facilitating Investments (SOFI). Apart from information dissemination
   (for example, through the Internet, conferences and missions) on investment
   conditions and opportunities, SOFI provides advice to enterprises in preparing and
   implementing their investment projects and supports entrepreneurs in finding partners
   in developed countries. Advisory services at a project level are generally paid for by
   the client.

8. SECO Start-up Fund: To encourage and facilitate the preparation and initial phases
   of new investment projects, SECO provides loans to Swiss entrepreneurs of up to
   50% of the financing needs. A number of loans concern projects in Ukraine. Links:
   www.sofi.ch/global/seco/

9. Ukraine Corporate Development Project (UCDP) The Swiss – IFC Eastern Europe
   Partnership has been established between SECO and the IFC Private Enterprise
   Partnership (PEP) to promote private sector development in Russia and Ukraine. In
   Ukraine, PEP has launched the "Ukraine Corporate Development Project" (UCDP) to
   create better conditions for investment and improve the investment climate in Ukraine.
   The mission of the UCDP is to promote the development of the private sector in
   Ukraine by introducing international best practices and advising enterprises,
   government agencies and educational institutions on corporate governance, financial
   management, and investment and financing strategies. The Project has four offices in
   Kyiv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv, with teams of experienced Ukrainian experts
   on financial and legal matters.

10. and 11.         Swiss-Ukrainian Forest Development Project in Zakarpattya
    (FORZA) – Phases one and two: The project attempts to improve forest management
    and reduce the poverty of local people by using forest resources in a sustainable way.
    FORZA combines the main directions in the development of the Transcarpathian
    forest sector. Through multi-purpose silviculture, the project shows ways in which even
    aged forests may be transformed into diversely-aged, and thus more naturally-
    shaped, forests. The project also supports new approaches in forest management
    planning, with the participation of both the forest technicians and the local population.
    FORZA also supports policy dialogue and shares its local experience with national and
    international partners working in the forestry sector (including the Ministry of


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   Environment, the State Committee of Forestry, and some interested donors such as
   UNDP, FAO and the World Bank

   Four project components and appropriate objectives have been identified

   1. Multi-functional Forest Management involves the further development and
      strengthening of multi- functional forest management, using means such as close-
      to- nature silviculture and low- impact harvesting to sustain forest functions and
      enhance production of forests goods and services;

   2. Forest Economy and Market- orientation strengthens the viability of forest-based
      economic activities, by introducing market-oriented approaches and employing
      sound economic methodologies to forest management and landscape protection;

   3. Livelihood of the Population improves the sustenance of local populations through
      better access to forest resources, collaboration between forest service and local
      communities, and involvement of the private sector

   4. Forest Policy, Law Enforcement and Lessons Learnt facilitate and support the
      development of forest policies and law enforcement, by providing relevant findings
      and justifications to policy- makers at all levels

   Links: Intercooperation: www.intercooperation.ch , State Forestry Committee of
   Ukraine:      www.dklg.kiev.ua ,     FORZA         project:     www.forza.org.ua

12. Access to Rural Financial Services in the Vinnytsya Region of Ukraine: The
    overall goal of the project fits into the mission of other Swiss projects in the region.
    This is to promote sustainable development in rural areas of Ukraine in order to
    preserve natural resources, to generate income and to reduce migration from the
    countryside. The purpose of the project is to grant access to financial services on a
    sustainable basis to small and medium size producers in rural areas in the
    Vinnitsa oblast.

   Overall Goal and Project Objectives
   • Establishing a procedure for providing medium and long term loans to private
      farms and small businesses through a selected commercial bank

   •   Improving farmers’ knowledge and skills in business planning and financial
       management, as well as their awareness of bank services and requirements

       The main activities of the project were to:
   •   To develop a rural loan product in a selected bank convenient to private farmers;

   •   To define procedures in order to calculate the risks on the basis of cash flow and
       not on pledges;

   •   To train bank staff at various levels (management, credit committee, loan officers;

   •   To develop training modules for farmers’ training;

   •   To conduct training courses for farmers (business planning, financial management
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       •   To launch a pilot rural loan project in a Vinnitsa branch of the selected bank.


Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) began cooperation
with Ukraine in 1995, since which time it has had a broad base that in recent years has been
focused on combating poverty and supporting democracy to assist Ukraine in EU
harmonisation. SIDA is at the start of extending support to decentralization and regional
development, and is currently at the stage of diagnostics and planning (including inputs by
international experts commissioned for this task). One of the concerns for SIDA is ensuring
institutional sustainability of decentralization activities in Ukriane.

A collaborative project involving industry, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and
the Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) designed to introduce the Swedish
cooperative model in Ukraine is expected to commence soon. SIDA also gives support to a
project designed to bring attitudes towards innovation and enterprise closer to those of the
rest of Europe, as a stronger entrepreneurial spirit can help boost economic growth. The
project is a joint venture between Ukrainian universities and the Ukrainian Ministry of
Education and Science, the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Research and Sweden's
Mälardalen University. The Swedish Federation of Trade is operating a project designed to
train and strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian subcontractors in the wood sector so that they
can commence exports to the west.


     Project / Programme Title                             Value         Start        End
                                                                         Date         Date
 1   Prospects, Benefits and Challenges for Ukraine 1M SEK               05/2007      05/2008
     to Participate in Regional Trade Associations
 2   Ukraine Public Dialogue, Phase 2                  3.15M     04/2007              10/2008
                                                       SEK
 3   Funding       Channelled      via   Organisations 4 448 634 ?                    ?
     Associated with Swedish Political Parties.        SEK

 4   Sustainable Municipal Technical Cooperation 30 000 000              12/2006      12/2009
     Funds with EBRD and NIB                        SEK     (all
                                                    ODA
                                                    countries
                                                    in CIS)
 5   Demo Environment (inclusive CEE)               45 M SEK             2007         2008
 6   Ukraine Urban Infrastructure (with World Bank) 45 M SEK             12/2007      12/2009
 7   Vegetable Supply Chain Project in Mykolayiv 13.9         M          07/2004      12/2008
     (with IFC)                                     SEK

 8   Vinnytsya Dairy Supply Chain Development 10.683                 M 07/2004        12/2008
     Project                                  SEK

 9   Business Enabling Environment (in cooperation 10 M SEK              12/2007      12/2009
     with IFC)

 10 Business Development Centres in Ukraine 2005- 15.3               M 06/2005        12/2009
    2009                                          SEK




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11 Entrepreneur Training in Ukraine and Belarus         9.6 M SEK     01/2006      12/2009

12 Crimean     Integration   and  Development 10 M SEK                04/2007      08/2009
   Programme Phase IV: Promoting Integrated
   Regional Development in Crimea


         1. Prospects, Benefits and Challenges for Ukraine to Participate in Regional
            Trade Associations: The aim of the project is to improve capacity and
            increase knowledge of decision makers at central and regional levels in order
            to enhance internal dialogue as to the conditions Ukraine will face on the world
            market and the need to understand and differentiate the role between the WTO
            and SES, emphasising the role of WTO and European integration. The project
            will comprise three components such as analysis of the global trade
            environment and Ukraine’s place in global economic relations, identification of
            the prospects of Ukraine’s separate regions (preliminary Kharkiv, Lviv, Kherson
            and Poltava) in the era of globalisation and a study tour to Sweden.

         2. Ukraine Public Dialogue, Phase 2: The project is a response to the request of
            the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for the continuation of the first phase of the
            project Ukraine Public Dialogue implemented in 2006. The development
            objective of the project is to strengthen the reform process for democracy by
            improving public communications and the dialogue between the state and the
            public. The project includes three main components that are closely
            interrelated; they are planning and structuring public communications, capacity
            development for the primary target group and special catalytic actions.

         3. Funding Channelled via Organisations Associated with Swedish Political
            Parties: Centre Party International Foundation (CPIF) established cooperation
            with Reform and Orders Party, Public Order Party, Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc and
            European party (conference in Kyiv); Swedish International Liberal Centre
            (SILC) cooperates with the liberal party Pariya Narodnyj Poryadok (Donetsk
            region), Swedish Social Democratic Party (Oskarshamn regional unit) with
            Socialist Party of Ukraine and Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (Kharkiv,
            Zhytomyr and Nizhyn), Olof Palme International Centre with Socialist Party of
            Ukraine and Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (central level); LO-trade union
            Arvika-Eda with the Socialist Party of Ukraine (in Odessa region); Olof Palme
            International Centre with the Socialist Party of Ukraine and its youth
            organizations, Swedish Social Democratic Party (Blekinge regional unit) with
            the Socialist Party of Ukraine (Donetsk), CEE Network for Gender Issues with
            East-European women's organizations, connected with social or social
            democratic parties; Jarl Hjalmarson Stiftelsen with Our Ukraine.

            The support to NGOs cooperation is channelled through Swedish framework
            organizations. 29 projects are run in Ukraine in cooperation with the Swedish
            organizations (4 448 634 SEK committed contribution) within such sectors as
            democracy      development,      education,    environment.     Please   visit
            www.sida.se/ngodatabase for further information.

         4. Sustainable Municipal Technical Cooperation Funds with EBRD and NIB
            The overall objective of the two funds with EBRD and with NIB is to promote
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   development, including water and sanitation, district heating and waste
   management, safeguarding sustainable use of natural resources and
   protection of the environment. Technical studies in conjunction with the
   preparation and implementation of municipal environmental infrastructure
   projects. The funds are drawn from a special allocation and are tied to the
   Swedish resource base.

   Sub-project 1: Odessa District Heating Study
   The study is to support the finalization of institutional, financial, least-cost,
   economic, technical and environmental aspects of a proposed district heating
   rehabilitation project in the city of Odessa, to enable appraisal by an investment
   bank for possible further financing.

5. Demo Environment: A grant facility for modern environmental technology
   solutions, administered by NUTEK. The purpose of this facility is to make it
   possible for authorities, municipalities, institutions and companies in some of
   Sida´s partner countries to test new technology within the areas of sustainable
   urban development and renewable energy. It will also enable setting up
   demonstration facilities based on new knowledge and technologies, from
   Sweden and other countries. Support for pilot studies on project development
   and identification is offered. Grants ranging between 5,000 - 30,000 euro, with
   some co-financing required.

6. Ukraine Urban Infrastructure: The World Bank is preparing the Ukraine
   Urban Infrastructure Project to be financed by a loan in the amount of MUSD
   140 (2007-2012). The main part of the loan will finance investments in the
   water, wasterwater and solid waste sectors. About half of the loan will be
   transferred to four pre—selected cities/regional governments for financing of
   rehabilitation investments and the other half for an energy-efficiency credit-line
   open for all municipalities/Vodokanals that comply with certain criteria. Sida
   will co-finance Technical Assistance components necessary for the project.

7. IFC: Vegetable Supply Chain Project in Mykolayiv: The project aims to
   support the development of the agricultural sector in Southern Ukraine. IFC will
   work with vegetable supply chain development among selected processors,
   wholesale and retail outlets. The project includes training in farm management,
   product quality, modern sales and marketing techniques.

8. Vinnytsya Dairy Supply Chain Development Project: This project sets out to
   support milk producing farmers in the Vinnytsya region. The project will develop
   local milk producer's capacity to deliver larger quantities of quality milk,
   improve their access to finance and enable investments in modern production
   technology.

9. IFC: Business Enabling Environment: The project aims to develop an
   improved business environment in Ukraine. This will be achieved by
   addressing key regulatory barriers hindering Ukrainian SMEs and to support
   closer economic relations between Ukraine and the EU.

10. Business Development Centres in Ukraine 2005-2009: The project aims at
    establishing Business Development Centres in Ukraine through a tripartite
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              Science on the Ukrainian side, the Ministry of Education and Science together
              with colleges on the Lithuanian side, and the University of Mälardalen in
              cooperation with Idelab and Munktell Science Park in Eskilstuna.

           11. Entrepreneur Training in Ukraine and Belarus: The project intends to give
               SME’s the opportunity to get high-quality training and increase their chances to
               expand which will increase employment and the functioning of the market
               economy. The immediate objective is to make three selected management
               institutes able to execute entrepreneur training without further Sida assistance.

           12. Crimean Integration and Development Programme Phase IV: Promoting
               Integrated Regional Development in Crimea (SIDA Contribution): The
               programme is the fourth phase of the Crimea Integration and Development
               Programme (CIDP). Its development objective is to foster sustainable human
               development in a manner that contributes to the maintenance of peace and
               stability in Crimea through initiatives aimed at preventing interethnic violence
               and enhancing peaceful coexistence among ethnic groups. The three
               components of the programme are good governance, local economic
               development as well as human security monitoring and tolerance education.
               The programme is also meant to give a platform for a dialogue between the UN
               and the national and Crimean governments, thereby contributing to the
               development of a national policy with regard to Crimea.

Government of Norway: The objective of Norway’s development policy is to fight poverty
and bring about social justice. In its budget for 2009, the Government achieved its target of
allocating 1 percent of gross national income (GNI) to international development. This budget
post has been increased by NOK 3.9 billion and totals NOK 26.2 billion for this year

The Government will continue to focus its efforts on priority areas where Norway can make
the greatest contribution: the environment and sustainable development; peacebuilding,
human rights and humanitarian assistance; oil and clean energy; women and gender equality;
good governance and the fight against corruption; and efforts to reach the health-related
Millennium Development Goals. Norway places particular emphasis on efforts to fight climate
change and deforestation.

The Norwegian government supports cooperation with Ukraine bilaterally and through
international organisations, such as the United Nations (and its specialised agencies), the
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic
Treaty Organisation, the European Free Trade Association,etc.


     Project / Programme Title                              Value        Start       End
                                                                         Date        Date
 1   Energy planning in rural areas of the                  900 000
     Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine                      NOK
 2   Further education of energy and                        850 000
     environmental experts – an industrial                  NOK
     programme in the Ivano-Frankivsk
     region in Ukraine
 3   Promoting the use of performance-based                 390 536
     contracts between water utilities and                  NOK
     municipalities in Ukraine (through OECD)


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4    Implementation of environmental                       159 029
     permitting reforms in Ukraine (Through OECD)          NOK
5    Sustainable Capacity Building for                     1750 000
     Climate Change Mitigation projects in                 NOK
     Ukraine
6    Protection and sustainable use of natural             3    000
     resources in the Ukrainian Carpathians (Through       000
     the World Wide Fund for Nature – Norway)              NOK
7    Cooperation within research and                       800 000
     business development (pre-project)                    NOK
8    Reform and development of local                       1    800
     democracy in Ukraine                                  000
                                                           +    159
                                                           000 NOK
9    The Small Project Fund, 2008                          1    340
                                                           146 NOK


    1. Energy planning in rural areas of the Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine: The
       project aims to introduce modern technical and financial energy planning mechanisms
       in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, and thus help to ensure a more effective use of energy.

    2. Further education of energy and environmental experts – an industrial
       programme in the Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine: The aim is to establish a
       programme at the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University for Oil and Gas that
       covers organisation and leadership, financing, financial management, systems for
       renewable energy, and environmental issues in Ukrainian industry.

    3. Promoting the use of performance-based contracts between water utilities and
       municipalities in Ukraine: The project aims to scale-up and disseminate good
       practices for managing water services at the municipal level in Ukraine. The project
       will be used as a pilot project for other countries in the CIS region.

    4. Implementation of environmental permitting reforms in Ukraine: OECD will assist
       Ukraine in implementing environmental permitting reforms to comply with EU directives
       for large industry and in simplifying the permitting regime for small and medium-sized
       enterprises.

    5. Sustainable Capacity Building for Climate Change Mitigation projects in Ukraine:
       Ukraine is one of the largest industrial countries in Europe and as such contributes
       substantially to greenhouse gas emissions. The Green Investment Scheme, which will
       supplement the Joint implementation mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol, is now
       being implemented. The legal framework is in place, but procedures for project
       evaluation and local capacity for identification and development of investment projects
       are needed. Norsk Energi will support Ukraine in improving project evaluation
       procedures and developing investment projects.

    6. Protection and sustainable use of natural resources in the Ukrainian
       Carpathians: The project’s aim is to promote sustainable management of the natural
       resources in the Ukrainian Carpathians by providing training for the forestry
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   7. Cooperation within research and business development (pre-project) Sintef will
      look into the possibilities of cooperating with Kharkov in the fields of research and
      economic development.

   8. Reform and development of local democracy in Ukraine: The objective of the
      project is to support the reform and further development of local governance in
      Ukraine. Project activities include a study trip to Norway by Ukrainian mayors and a
      trip to Ukraine by KS representatives. KS and the Ukrainian partner will devise a larger
      project based on the information gathered in these studies.

   9. The Small Project Fund, 2008: The Embassy’s Small Project Fund provides support
      for local initiatives in Ukraine and Belarus

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) has provided active
support in the area of fiscal, administrative and territorial amalgamation at communal level
since 2006. It worked with the CoM secretariat, MoRDC, the AUC, and selected think tanks
(ICPS and CPLR) to fine-tune their reform initiatives, develop alternative models for
administrative-territorial reform, issue related publications and articles. One of the lessons
suggested by GTZ experience in the area is that reform designers strongly rely on the
changes for political will to receive a green light for their initiatives. They also observe that
perhaps the only current strategy within the ministries to increase sustainability of reforms is a
“public presentation” of the recent reform concepts – which underlines the weakness of the
government’s communications and influencing skills, and lack of donor support to cover this
gap.

The priority areas of German–Ukrainian cooperation are sustainable economic development,
energy efficiency and the fight against HIV/AIDS. The priority areas directly relevant to
regional development include:

   •   Sustainable economic development: The Ukrainian Government’s paramount goal is
       to establish closer ties with the European Union (EU). Although Ukraine has
       witnessed substantial economic growth since 2000, rural areas are still severely
       disadvantaged and the inequality of living standards in the different cities, especially
       the disparity between Kiev and individual regions, continues to grow. Technical
       cooperation (TC) strives to raise the standard of living in rural and structurally weak
       areas and to contribute to poverty reduction.

       The fields of activity in the priority area are regional and local development, promotion
       of small and medium-sized enterprises, support of private sector structures,
       improvement of financial services, particularly in rural areas, and vocational training.

   •   Energy efficiency: In comparison to other industrialised countries, the use of primary
       energy sources is highly inefficient in Ukraine. Outdated systems and heavy losses
       combined with careless commercial and private use (because tariffs are low) lead to
       high consumption. This practice is questionable not only in environmental terms (the
       need to reduce CO2 emissions) but also because it makes the Ukrainian economy
       highly dependent on external supplies of energy and therefore extremely vulnerable to
       price fluctuations and supply bottlenecks. This dependence poses a major impediment
       to economic development.

       As regards energy-efficient buildings, there is a pressing need to reduce the
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       economical use of existing energy resources. It is also important to reduce
       transmission losses in the district heating grids and power supply systems, to use
       more efficient systems to produce heat and electricity, and to tap new, alternative
       sources of energy. Transferable solutions that have a direct impact and can result in
       more efficient use of scarce energy resources must be developed. Key requisites
       include raising awareness and improving the institutional, legal and administrative
       framework.

     Project / Programme Title                             Value       Start        End
                                                                       Date         Date
1    Support of the Rural Financial System                             12/2003      12/2009
2    Support of Private Sector Structures and                          11/2003      12/2008
     cooperation with the private sector
3    Reform of the national administration for the                     12/2005      12/2009
     support of decentralisation
4    Institutional reform of the Ukrainian Ministry of                 11/2005      12/2009
     Finance
5    Support      of   Economic     Development    and                 2009         2011
     Employment Programme

    1. Support of the rural financial system: Regulatory conditions, financial regulatory
       services for the microfinance sector, and the range of appropriate financial services
       have improved in rural areas. The project advises the State Commission for
       Regulation of Financial Services Markets of Ukraine (SCRF) on modifying the legal
       framework and improving regulatory services, orienting them towards internationally
       recognised procedures. Information required for the advisory process will be
       collected using analyses and pilot measures at the regional level.

       The project focuses on bolstering the performance of the SCRF, which is the key actor
       as regards microfinance policy. Managers and divisions at the SCRF will acquire the
       know-how they need to regulate the microfinance sector efficiently. They will benefit
       from international microfinance experience through direct specialised advisory
       services, participation in working groups, committees and other bodies, and through
       study trips and seminars. This experience can then be used to officially develop
       improved financial regulatory services for the non-banking sector.

       Organising intensive dialogue with all relevant actors in the microfinance sector will
       help the SCRF take account of the need to develop savings and credit cooperatives
       and other non?bank financial institutions in the microfinance sector in Ukraine. Above
       all, associations at the national and regional levels and new protection schemes will be
       included in this dialogue.

    2. Support of Private Sector Structures and cooperation with the private sector:
       Assist Ukraine to enhance the conditions for improvement to the private sector have
       and business enterprises are in a better position to exploit their economic potential.
       The programme has three components:

       •   Consultancy for decision-makers at the central government level (policy and
           administration) on questions related to the direct and indirect promotion of the
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        •   Support for selected SME facilities and institutions for regional economic
            promotion, to expand or improve their service packages
        •   Identification, planning and implementation of pilot support measures at the
            enterprise level, for example, development partnerships with the German business
            sector (public-private partnership or PPP) always in cooperation with a
            corresponding institution.

     3. Reform of the national administration for the support of decentralization: The
        project undertakes advisory and training activities at the central, regional and
        municipal levels. The aim is to develop the capacity of public administration and
        regional self-government to design and implement reforms. At the central level (policy
        and administration), decision-makers are advised on the concept and implementation
        of administrative reform. Realistic and efficient concepts of administrative reform will
        be incorporated into the political reform process. The regional self-governments will
        receive supported for the design and implementation of the reforms. Municipalities and
        districts will also be assisted in their efforts to draw up and implement reform
        programmes.

     4. Institutional reform of the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance: The key elements of the
        project are high-level sector advice (government consultancy) and training for
        decision-makers and experts. Decision-makers learn to draft a viable concept for the
        institutional reform of the Ministry of Finance and the subsidiary authorities, and they
        learn to support its implementation. Guidance is provided on issues such as
        organisation, procedures, new management concepts for public budgets, and
        budgetary policy.



Danish Official Development Assistance

Danish Development Assistance is targeted to increase its development assistance in 2009,
in accordance with the Government Platform from November 2007. A global amount totaling
DKK 15.3 billion will be set aside in 2009 to development assistance, equivalent to 0.82 per
cent of GNI. The long-term initiatives are maintained as the core of development cooperation,
based on a mutually binding cooperation with the programme countries and the most
important multilateral organizations. The aim is to support the efforts of the developing
countries to combat poverty, benefit from globalization and achieve a better future. At the
same time, the government will organize the assistance to cater for current opportunities and
challenges.

      Project / Programme Title                              Value       Start       End
                                                                         Date        Date
 1    Support to Rural Private Sector Development in ?                   ?           ?
      Ukraine


     1. A new Support To Rural Private Sector Development In Ukraine is under
        preparation, although it is not clear the exact make up or scope of the project at this
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United Kingdom through DFID and other facilities. DFID closed its bilateral programme in
Ukraine in 2008. One of the major conclusions of DFID support in decentralization was the need
to work through partnerships, including expert networks and informal working groups. DFID
SUFTAR project (Sustainable Finance for Territorial-Administrative Reform, 2005) is believed to
be one of the most successful initiatives in this area, since it managed to combine fiscal and
administrative aspects of decentralization, took the courage to look into weaknesses of
proposed reforms (and therefore helped to strengthen the debate), and worked through a
multiple partnership which included several ministries, the CoM, and regional authorities. The
Largis projects in their various incarnations, was involved in Ukraine for a significant period of
time.

         Project / Programme Title                            Value       Start       End
                                                                          Date        Date
 1       Local and Regional Government Institutional          £ 1.5M      1999        2002
         Strengthening Project (LARGIS) I
 2       Local and Regional Government Institutional          ?           06/2005     12/2005
         Strengthening Project (LARGIS) II: Assistance to
         Regional Development Policy in Ukraine
 3       Sustainable Finance for Territorial-Administrative   ?           2005
         Reform
 4       Evaluation of DFID Support to Trade Related          ?           2004        2004
         Capacity Building
 5       Economic and Social Regeneration in the              £7.4 M      2003        2008
         Ukrainian Donbass / Action Donbass

 1 The Local and Regional Government Institutional Strengthening Project (LARGIS):
   The purpose of LARGIS is to support the process of territorial administrative reform in
   Ukraine, and thereby to increase the effectiveness of public services in Ukraine at local
   and regional levels. The purpose of territorial administrative reform should be to increase
   the benefits derived by citizens from an effective and accountable system of local and
   regional government.

     To achieve its broad purpose LARGIS has the following core objectives

     •    To assist the Ukraine authorities to develop a stable and transparent system of
          intergovernmental finance. This should be a formula-based system whereby resources
          from national government are allocated according to normatives that reflect the cost of
          delivering services in each region or locality, enabling equalization both between and
          within regions. This system should be based on a clear separation between state,
          regional and local powers and responsibilities, and between 'own' functions and
          delegated functions at each level

     •    To assist the Ukraine authorities to establish an effective regional development policy.
          This is aimed at creating the capacity for more integrated strategies for social and
          economic development at regional and local levels, either through improved co-
          operation between existing departments and organisations, or through specialist
          development agencies

     •    To assist the Ukraine authorities to reach consensus on administrative reform of local
          and regional government. This aims to re-define the relations between national,
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        accountable self-government. Self-government denotes the right and ability of local
        authorities, within the limits of the law, to regulate and manage a substantial share of
        public affairs under their own responsibility and in the interests of the local population

    •   To assist Ukraine regional and municipal authorities to develop strategic management
        of local public services, using the cities and oblasts of Lviv and Kharkiv as the main
        experimental bases. A series of demonstration projects are run in collaboration with
        Lviv and Kharkiv city and oblast administrations, with the active participation of civil
        society stakeholders. The choice of demonstration projects reflects the priorities of the
        city and oblast authorities

    •   To assist the Ukraine authorities in the achievement of these objectives through staff
        training, capacity building and the dissemination of practical methodological support.
        The chief project instruments are consultancy, training programmes, methodological
        materials and study visits. The strategic use of these instruments, in consultation with
        project partners, forms the major part of LARGIS support for the implementation of
        reform. The results of demonstration projects in Lviv and Kharkiv will be disseminated
        as case studies and examples of good practice to other local authorities. The web site
        is: http://largis.ldp.lviv.ua/english/ind-engl.htm

2       Largis II: Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and
        Implemented by the School of Public Policy in the University of Birmingham,
        England, the Largis II project was a short-term programme of assistance in the
        field of regional development policy. The project was designed and implemented to
        provide assistance to the Government of Ukraine’s in its drive for increasing
        harmonisation of state policy with the policy and practice of the European Union. Its
        chief Ukrainian expert partner was the Institute for Regional and Euro-Integration
        Studies “EuroRegio Ukraine” in Kyiv.           “EuroRegio Ukraine” provided office
        accommodation and project co-ordination.

        LARGIS II assisted the Ministry of Economy to prepare:

           •   A State Strategy for Regional Development of Ukraine till 2015, reflecting
               European standards and approaches and including recommendations for the
               necessary institutional changes to support implementation of the Strategy.
           •   A revised statistical methodology for the measurement of levels of
               regional, rayon and urban social and economic development and for more
               precise identification of ‘depressed territories’.
           •   Targeted and transparent intergovernmental fiscal instruments to support
               depressed territories or to stimulate further growth in regions which are
               relatively stronger and may have strategic importance for the economy as a
               whole.
           •   Selected institutional instruments widely used in the European Union to support
               regional development, including Contracts for Regional Development and
               Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) . LARGIS II will assist the Ministry
               to identify the necessary conditions for adapting EU experience to the
               circumstances of Ukraine and the practical procedures and legislative
               implications of doing so.
           •   A best practice training manual advising regional authorities on practical
               methodologies of strategic planning and management , and on integration
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   A parallel and important objective of LARGIS II is to strengthen the capacity of the
   Ministry of Economy specialists in fields of policy analysis, policy development and
   consensus building with key stakeholders inside and outside government. Objectives
   1-5 will all be the result of the work done by Ministry specialists, guided and supported
   as necessary by LARGIS II experts.

   The web site address is www.largis.org.ua

3. Sustainable Finance for Territorial-Administrative Reform: The DFID-sponsored
   project on 'Sustainable Financing of Territorial Administrative Reform' (SuFTAR) was
   established as a result of a request received from the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in
   June 2005 and operated between September 2005 and February 2006. The overall
   purpose of SuFTAR was to promote the sustainability of territorial administrative
   reform by integrating it with budget/fiscal reform. The project would provide assistance
   to the Government of Ukraine in making the right policy decisions, by providing the
   Ministry of Finance with expert analysis of the financial implications of territorial reform
   and recommending the most appropriate budget and fiscal reform options for Ukraine
   to follow. The analysis would utilise the experience of similar reform programmes in
   Central and Eastern Europe, especially Poland, and on the lessons to be learned from
   these.

   The main planned outputs of the project were: Clear and realistic recommendations for
   budget and fiscal reform to support sustainable territorial administrative reform
   accepted by the Ministry of Finance and Cabinet of Ministers, including:

       •   A 'road-map' for implementation of the measures recommended and approved;
       •   Progress towards consensus on proposed budget/fiscal reforms, at national
           and regional level;
       •   Improved capacity of Ministry of Finance specialists in policy analysis and in
           the development of policy options.

4. Evaluation of DFID Support to Trade Related Capacity Building: Completed by the
   North-South Institute in November 2004, this report provides interesting insights into
   the nature of programme and the challenges faced. The comments and issues are still
   quite relevant.

5. Economic Regeneration and Social Mitigation in Donbass, Ukraine:
   This project provided support to the Ukrainian efforts to improve the social and
   economic situation in the Donbass area by assisting in its economic regeneration and
   social mitigation programme. The project aimed at implementing major social,
   economic and institutional development in Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts in the
   context industrial restructuring in the mining sector.

   Additional Available Programmes of the UK Government:

   1. The Strategic Programme Fund (SPF) - formerly the Global Opportunities Fund -
      was established in 2003 to support the Government’s international goals. Typical
      projects involve a range of stakeholders – from federal and state governments to
      civil society and NGOs – helping us reach out to new partners. In 2006-7,
      programme spending stood at £128 million. SPF spending accounted for 50 per
      cent of this.The programme focus on the UK’s main policy goals, which are to:



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•   counter terrorism, weapons proliferation and their causes
•   promote a low carbon, high growth global economy
•   prevent and resolve conflict; and
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Canadian International Development Agency: CIDA has been involved in technical
cooperation with Ukraine since 1991, primarily supporting the transition to democracy and a
market economy, and enhancing nuclear safety. CIDA has been implementing several
relevant programs in the broad area of institutional capacity development, local and regional
development and policy advice in Ukraine for many years. Relevant projects (past or on-
going) to support regional development include:

       Project / Programme Title               Value                 Start Date End Date
 1     Community Economic Development (CED)    CDN$                  01/01/2004 31/12/2007
       Project,                                5,150,000
 2                                             CDN$
       Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) –                  2008          2009
       Ukraine                                 200,000
 3     Ukraine Business Enabling Environment   CDN$                  2008          2013
       Project                                 2,200,000
 4     Policy Reform and Implementation SupportCDN$                  2007          2012
       Mechanism (PRISM) Project               9,500,000
 5     SBEDIF - Regional Networks              CDN$                  2002          2008
                                               3,802,608
 6  Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Line of CDN$                  1999          2009
    Credit II                                  3,000,000
 7  Crimean Integrated Development Programme CDN$                    2006          2007
    (CIDP) – Implemented by UNDP - CIDA 1,000,000
    Contribution
 8  Horticulture Development Project           CDN$                  2008          2013
                                               8,250,000
 9  Ukraine Credit Union Strengthening Project CDN$                  2004          2010
                                               5,559,092
 10 Regional Governance and Development CDN$                         2005          2010
    Project                                    5,484,206
 11 Regional Training and Consultancy Capacity CDN$                  2003          2008
    Project                                    2,400,000

     1. The Community Economic Development (CED) Project, a four-year project, started
        January 1, 2004, and ends December 31, 2007. It is financed by the Canadian
        International Development Agency (CIDA), Government of Canada and was managed
        by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), a Canadian national non-
        governmental organization (NGO). The CED Project provided Canadian expertise in
        community economic development to partner organizations in Ukraine. It helped
        communities to mobilize their own resources, start community initiatives, and work
        together as a community with local authorities. CED worked in three regions of
        Ukraine, in sites in which local communities have already shown their will to improve
        their economy and living environment. The focus was to obtain Western expertise in
        CED, integrate it into their community economic activities, and help other Ukrainian
        communities to do the same. The three areas in Ukraine are Lviv Oblast, Cherkasy
        Oblast and Transcarpathia Oblast.

        The project web site is still operational and can be found at: http://www.ced.org.ua . An
        interesting project document was produced entitled: Communities of Ukraine: On the
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2. Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) – Ukraine 2008-2009: The Canada Fund
   for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is designed to support small projects proposed and
   implemented by local organizations in Ukraine. In providing funding for small projects
   that offer direct social, economic, or technical assistance to local populations, the CFLI
   contributes to the overall goal of reducing poverty.

3. Ukraine Business Enabling Environment Project (2008 – 2013): Implemented
   through the IFC, the Business Enabling Environment Project (BEEP) aims to
   streamline and simplify three of Ukraine's most problematic administrative procedures
   related to the supervision and regulation of business operations: standardization and
   certification, inspections, and permits. The goal of the project is to improve the
   business enabling environment in Ukraine by addressing key regulatory barriers for
   SMEs.

4. Policy Reform and Implementation Support Mechanism (PRISM) Project is a five-
   year project (2007-2012) is managed by the Canadian Bureau for International
   Education (CBIE) and provides targeted support to strengthen the policy formulation,
   implementation and coordination capacities of Ukrainian government institutions in
   selected sectors. PRISM is also part of Canada's technical co-operation program with
   Ukraine that emphasizes capacity building at individual, institutional and enabling
   environment levels, the transfer of knowledge, partnerships, and the forging of direct
   links between Canadian and Ukrainian partners. The linkages forged under PRISM
   will provide the opportunity to share experiences, methodologies, and expertise related
   to policy development and implementation processes. PRISM is a project that funds
   individual initiatives (sub-projects). It limits its activities to those sectors in which the
   Government of Ukraine has asked CIDA to provide assistance, including Public
   Administration, Private Sector Development, Judicial Policy, and Gender Equality.

5. SBEDIF - Regional Networks (2002 – 2008): The SBEDIF-Regional Networks (RN)
   project worked to establish a major Internet Web Portal at the SBEDIF Business
   Centre in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk, and develop a network of five satellite business
   centres in selected regions around the district of Ivano-Frankivsk. The SBEDIF-RN
   was intended to serve as the hub of a linked network of business centres, each of
   which will be able to provide business and English-language training, business
   consulting services, access to the SBEDIF loan fund, and other services with the aid
   and support of the central office.

6. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Line of Credit II: (1999 – 2009): The Ukraine
   Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises Line-of-Credit Phase II (SME II) is a $150
   million EBRD initiative building on the success of the Phase I initiative of the same
   name. The purpose of the overall project is to promote entrepreneurship in Ukraine by
   providing support to SMEs through improving the level of financial services provided,
   stimulating competition in the banking sector, and supporting local entrepreneurs and
   private enterprises through the provision of long-term funding. Canada, through CIDA,
   is providing $3 million for the provision of Canadian technical assistance services to
   selected partner banks.

7. Crimean Integrated Development Programme: This is the third phase of a multi-
   donor UNDP initiative in Crimea which aims to foster sustainable human
   development in a manner that contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability
   via initiatives aimed at preventing interethnic violence and enhancing peaceful
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   Governance, Local Economic Development and Human Security Monitoring and
   Tolerance Education. The project will continue to work on the already established
   components of the program and will complement these community level interventions
   with respective policy interventions: institutionalizing mechanisms into policy
   frameworks and practices, supporting additional elements of sustainable regional
   development, and replication in other districts.

8. Horticultural Development Project: This project aims to strengthen the capacity of
   5,000 smallholder farmers in the regions of Crimea and Zaporizhzhia to engage
   profitably, competitively, and sustainably in the production, processing, and
   marketing of two to three high-value horticulture commodities. Farmers in these two
   regions are faced with a range of constraints that inhibit their access to markets and
   lead to a significant percentage of the population living in poverty. The project
   involves partnering with local farmer associations and agriculture extension services
   to deliver technical training and other agriculture support services designed to
   improve production and facilitate access to markets for smallholder farmers. The
   project also involves working with credit unions in both regions to guarantee rural
   lending to these horticultural producers. CIDA is providing CDN$ 8.25M to this
   project implemented by the Mennonite Economic Development Associates.

9. Ukraine Credit Union Strengthening Project: This project will build upon the work of
   previous credit union projects by creating a credit union association, which will help to
   support the development of future credit unions in Ukraine. The primary objective of
   this project is to create financial opportunities for the poor and underserved areas of
   Ukraine. It will promote Ukraine's transition to a market economy by providing financial
   services to small-scale rural businesses. It will also promote good governance, since
   credit unions are owned and operated by members, and are consequently an
   important institution in civil society.

10. Regional Governance and Development Project: This project will assist the
    government of Ukraine in its plan to decentralize policymaking and policy
    implementation to regional areas. The project will assist in the development of a pilot
    project for the decentralization process that will entail an integrated regional
    development process that involves civil society. This project will contribute to
    democratization and good governance in Ukraine by creating effective, open, and
    accountable regional self-governments that involve civil society.

11. Regional Capacity and Consultancy Capacity Project: The project will improve the
    institutional capacity of Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU) and its network of
    institutions to support the business community by offering management training.
    KNEU will be the main regional centre for management programs, transmitting the
    content of its programs to all its satellite universities through the long-distance
    education component of the project. In addition to delivering practical management
    training, the project will develop capacity in institutions to offer advisory services to
    enterprises. The electronic network expanded by the project will allow Ukrainian
    enterprises to market their products, develop alliances and to develop the abilities
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and European
Investment Bank (EIB)

The EBRD is the largest financial investor in Ukraine. The financing provided is very diverse,
including credit lines for the financial sector and small and medium-sized businesses, long-
term project finance, private equity investments, debt finance for modernisation and
expansion projects, import and export finance, syndication. There is a focus on financial
institutions, agribusiness, real estate, power generation and transmission projects,
infrastructure, including transport and municipal services and the steel sector.

The EBRD gives special attention to reforming the energy sector and introducing energy
efficiency technologies. Nuclear safety is a key component of the EBRD’s activities as is the
EBRD managed Chernobyl Shelter Fund. Consistent with this strategy the EBRD directly
supports the GoU’s priorities and concentrates its efforts on:

       1. Helping to improve the business climate and the competitiveness of private sector
       2. Strengthening the institutional capacity of the financial sector and increasing the
          level of finance for micro enterprises and SMEs
       3. Supporting the restructuring and modernisation of Ukraine’s road, railway, harbour
          and airport infrastructure, power and oil & gas sectors

     Project / Programme Title                            Value         Start      End
                                                                        Date       Date
 1   Crimea Municipal Infrastructure Loan                 €8M           2008       ?
 2   Noble – Ukraine (Agriculture Commodities)            US$158M       2009       ?
 3   Odessa Terminal Holdco Limited – Equity              US$130M       2009       ?
     (Transport)
 4   Energodar District Heating                           US$9.9M       2009       ?
 5   Ruscam-Odessa (Private Sector Development)           US$108M       2009       ?
 6   Ukraine MSME Lending Framework                       US$200M       2004       ?
 7   UKEEP - Energy Efficiency Programme for Banks        US$100M       2006       ?
     in Ukraine
 8   Turn Around Management Programme (TAM) /             Multi-    Ongoing        ongoing
     Business Advisory Services (BAS):                    Country
                                                          Programme

       1. Crimea Municipal Infrastructure Loan: Financed by the EBRD, the project
          involves a loan to the municipal water and wastewater utility of the Communal
          Water and Wastewater Management Utility of the South Coast of the Crimea (the
          “Company”), owned by the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine. The
          proceeds of the loan would be used to finance priority capital investments to
          improve the municipal water and wastewater infrastructure and services in the City
          of Yalta and a number of smaller municipalities along the south coast called “Great
          Yalta”, the most famous resort area in the Crimea. The investments are expected
          to contribute significantly to decreasing the level of polluting discharges into the
          Black Sea.

           The project will have an impact on the transition process through:

           (i) corporatisation and commercialisation of the Company


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    (ii) billing according to actual consumption;

    (iii) transfer of skills during the implementation phase including the procurement,
          design, installation and contracts supervision in accordance to the best
          available international engineering practice.

    The main components of the project include:

    •   Update of the Technical Feasibility Study, prepared by COWI in 2001. Funding
        has been approved by Denmark.
    •   Financial Due Diligence and IFRS Audit of the Company. Funding to be
        identified. Environmental Management Plan (the “EMP”) estimated at EUR
        50,000 envisaged to be financed bilaterally by the EU DABLAS facility for the
        Black Sea area;
    •   Municipal Development Programme (the “MDP”) for the Republic and the City
        of Yalta to advise on tariff setting through regulatory advice to the Republic,
        where the options for non-sovereign lending to the Republic and the secondary
        cities of Simpheropol, Sebastopol, Eupatoria, Kerch and Theodosia will be
        further reviewed, estimated at EUR 300,000

2   Noble Resources Ukraine LLC (“Noble Ukraine”) engages in the trading of
    agricultural commodities, originating grains and oilseeds in Ukraine for sale
    globally, as per Noble Group’s Global Pipeline Strategy. The EBRD is
    considering financing business development of Noble Group Limited (the
    “Sponsor”) in Ukraine, which is driven by the Noble Group’s regional Pipeline
    Strategy, involving origination, storage, processing and trading of agricultural
    commodities. The Project’s transition impact will have both up-stream and
    downstream effects:


    1. Demonstration effect to optimise operational standards of silos: working together
    with Ukrainian silo operators to improve operational efficiency by introducing
    international standards, best practices, risk management, and modern techniques.


    2. Market expansion - integration of Ukrainian agro-processors in the global
    markets: NRU plans to invest in an oilseed crushing plant and port facilities in the
    medium-term, as existing facilities in Ukraine do not have the required capacity or
    quality standards to meet global demand. Such investments will help address
    current logistics bottlenecks by which the country is constrained, while
    strengthening Ukraine’s position as an agri-commodity exporter.

3   Odessa Terminal Holdco Limited – Equity: The EBRD will provide part of the
    financing for the construction and development costs of a new container terminal in
    the Port of Odessa in two stages. The new terminal will increase the Port’s
    container handling capacity to meet future demand for container throughput and
    promote further containerisation and logistics development in Ukraine.

    The Project represents much needed private sector investment in developing the
    port infrastructure in Ukraine. The involvement of the EBRD will have significant
    demonstration impact by encouraging wider potential participation from the private
    sector which will foster efficiency and promote higher degree of competition.


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4   Energodar District Heating: The EBRD is considering providing a senior loan to
    Energodar TeploVodocanal, a combined water and district heating utility
    company wholly-owned by the city of Energodar, to finance priority capital
    expenditure programmes aimed at reducing costs and increasing the quality of
    energy supply for the population. The project will include the transfer of
    connection of an area presently served by a local thermal power plant to the
    nuclear power plant, which already serves the remainder of the city.

5   Ruscam-Odessa: The Project entails financing of Anadolu Cam’s expansion in the
    Russian and Ukrainian glass beverage container sector. It will include the
    construction of one additional furnace (120 thousand tonnes) and the cold repair
    and expansion of the existing furnace in the plant in Kirishi (St Petersburg); and the
    construction of one furnace at a brownfield plant in Odessa, Ukraine, with a
    capacity of 85 thousand tonnes.

6   Ukraine Micro, Small and Medium Entreprise (MSME) Lending Framework:
    The proposed project is a US$ 200 million Framework Facility for on-lending to
    local banks for financing private sector micro, small and medium-size enterprises.
    Under the Framework EBRD will provide direct long-term credit lines to local
    participating banks (PBs) which will in turn lend the funds to micro and small
    enterprises (MSEs) and to private small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).

    The Framework objective is to improve access of creditworthy MSEs/SMEs to
    sources of reliable finance and to further strengthen the lending capacity and skills
    of participating banks. The Framework includes technical assistance for
    institutional building and increased lending capacity of the participating banks.

    The      main      goals   of     the     MSE/SME       Framework       are    to
    (i) provide access to medium-term credit to finance MSEs/SMEs
    (ii) support the development of the private sector and banking sector in Ukraine.
    Transition impact will be achieved by expanding commercially viable MSE/SME
    finance business in the participating financial institutions and increasing
    competition thereby demonstrating to other financial institutions that small and
    medium sized businesses can be a profitable and attractive customer segment

7   UKEEP - Energy Efficiency Programme for Banks in Ukraine: The project is
    EUR 100 million framework facility under which the EBRD would extend credit
    lines to Participating Banks (PB) for on-lending to private sector companies for
    industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Discussions are
    currently taking place with potential participating banks. These banks include:
    State Export Import Bank of Ukraine (UkrExim); Kreditprombank; Forum Bank;
    OTP Bank; and Ukrexim Bank.

8   The EBRD’s TurnAround Management (TAM) and Business Advisory Services
    (BAS) Programme helps private enterprises to adapt to the demands of a market
    economy. These complementary programmes develop the micro, small and
    medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) through a multi-tiered approach. TAM/BAS is
    fully integrated into the EBRD’s activities, alongside banking and investment. TAM
    focuses on substantial managerial and structural changes within companies,
    providing the advisory services of experienced senior executives from
    economically developed countries. BAS supports short-term projects with narrowly


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           defined objectives and, at the same time, develops a sustainable infrastructure for
           business advisory services in the countries of operation. A significant number of
           Ukrainian enterprises have taken advantage of the programme(s) and they are
           available to private sector companies throughout Ukraine. The web site is:
           http://www.ebrd.com/apply/tambas/about/index.htm

The European Investment Bank (EIB), primarily promotes wider EU objectives, supports
investments furthering EU integration within the framework of six EU priorities: cohesion and
convergence; support for SMEs; environmental sustainability; research, development and
innovation; Trans-European Networks; and sustainable, competitive and secure energy. It
also operates outside the EU within the framework of the EU's external policies for
cooperation and development. Owned by EU's 27 Member States, the EIB raises its funds on
the capital markets (AAA-rated issuer). In 2006, it borrowed EUR 48 billion and lent a total of
EUR 45.8 billion.

     Project / Programme Title                                 Value      Start       End
                                                                          Date        Date
 1   Rehabilitation of the M-06 road from Kiev to Chop         € 200 M    2007        ?
 2   Donbass CHP Plants (Development of Energy                 € 150M     2009?       ?
     Efficient    Electricity   Generation)     –   Under
     consideration!!!!
 3   Lviv Urban Transport (Under Consideration)                €75M       2009?       ?
 4   Mykolayiv Vodokanal: Emergency and efficiency-            €16M       2009?       ?
     generating measures both for water supply as well as
     wastewater collection (Under Consideration)

           1. Rehabilitation of the M-06 road from Kiev to Chop: The European
              Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 200 million to Ukraine for the
              rehabilitation of the M-06 road, which is the major route between Ukraine and
              the European Union, linking the Ukrainian capital to the neighbouring EU
              Member States of Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. This was the first-ever
              operation of the EIB in Ukraine.

              The promoter of the project is Ukravtodor, the State Road Service of Ukraine.
              The project will contribute to eliminating bottlenecks on the M-06 road and
              improve the quality and security of the existing infrastructure. The M-06 road is
              part of the Pan-European Corridor III connecting Eastern European countries
              with the EU’s TEN (Trans-European Network) whose completion is a priority
              objective of the European Union.

           2. Donbas CHP Plants (Development of Energy Efficient Electricity
              Generation): Construction and operation of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine
              power plant to produce electricity utilising coke-oven, converter and blast-
              furnace gases, which would otherwise be flared, thereby improving the
              environmental impact of the Promoter’s operations by reducing CO2 emissions.
              The project will enable the production of electricity at a competitive cost and
              with an acceptable environmental impact caused by combustion of waste
              gases that otherwise would be flared. This will result in sound economic and
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         3. Lviv Urban Transport: Priority investments for the modernisation of the urban
            transport system (roads, tramways, trolleybuses) of Lviv, one of the Ukrainian
            cities expected to host the EURO 2012 football championship. Improvements
            of the quality and capacity of urban roads are expected to engender congestion
            relief, implying a reduction in travel times and operating costs for private cars
            and public transport services. At the same time, improved road infrastructure
            will increase transport safety and will contribute to limiting environmental
            externalities from road traffic. Improvements in public transport services will
            increase the attractiveness of public transport compared to private cars and will
            allow for a reduction in car traffic, thus reducing the overall impact of transport
            on the environment.

         4. Mykolayiv Vodokanal: The project includes emergency and efficiency-
            generating measures both for water supply as well as wastewater collection
            and treatment. The overall objective of the project is to improve water supply
            services and contribute to safeguarding the natural environment.

Japan ODA:

Japanese Grant for Municipal Development Loan Fund Project administrated by the
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

    Project / Programme Title                              Value       Start        End
                                                                       Date         Date
1   Medical / Healthcare Sector Support (Hospital US$ 9 M              2008         2009
    Support and Equipment provision to Hospitals in
    Lugansk, Dinipropetrovs’k, Kharkiv, Kivirograd,
    Donets’k)
2   Chernobyl Related Asstance                          US$100M 1991                2009
3   Infrastructure Loans: Borispyl Airport Renovation – US$189M 2008                ??
    50 Year Loan
4   Grassroots Grant Scheme: Under US$150,000 –                 2002                On-
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Turkish Technical Assistance Programme:

    Project / Programme Title                              Value       Start        End
                                                                       Date         Date




Other EU Member States

     Project / Programme Title          Value                    Start Date     End Date
1    France:     FEASIBILITY   STUDY OF ?                        2004           2007
     INTRODUCTION OF CONCESSION FOR
     THE HEATING SYSTEM OF LVIV



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2    Netherlands: Ukraine: Technical assistance        €349,234   ?             2007
     for the road transport sector in Ukraine
3    Netherlands: Pilot Supply Chain for fruits and    €600,000   2005          2006
     vegetables in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
4    Netherlands: Ukraine: Egg processing in           €800,000   2006          2007
     Ukraine
5    Netherlands: Production and service facility      €636,402   2005          2006
     for ventilation equipment (Crimea)
6    Netherlands: Reed processing and products         €491,675   01/2005       12/2009
     development in the Vilkovo Area, lower
     Danube, Ukraine
7    Netherlands: Improvement of production and        €692,331   ?             04/2008
     marketing of strawberry plants:
8    Netherlands: Establishment of a farmer-           €850,000   2006          ?
     controlled market organisation for fruit,
     vegetables and potatoes in Kharkiv Oblast
9    Netherlands: Harmonisation of the rural           €129,998   16/02/2009    16/08/2010
     development policy in Ukraine with EU
     standards
10   Netherlands: Support the Ukrainian Ministry       €130,000   01/03/2009    01/09/2010
     of Agricultural Policy to implement the
     biomass action plan and to develop a
     sustainability certification system for biomass
     in Ukraine

5. FRANCE: FEASIBILITY STUDY OF INTRODUCTION OF CONCESSION FOR THE
   HEATING SYSTEM OF LVIV

     Need to Complete Information

6. Netherlands: Ukraine: Technical assistance for the road transport sector in
   Ukraine

     Need to complete information

3    Netherlands: Pilot Supply Chain for fruits and vegetables in Kharkiv Oblast,
     Ukraine: The Kharkiv market for vegetables is currently fragmented, unstable,
     unreliable, non-transparent and dominated by traders with very limited influence on the
     marketing process, from the producers point of view. The current market for the sale of
     fruit, vegetables and potatoes is a day-to-day cash market dominated by regional and
     interregional traders who set the prices. Producers have difficulty selling their produce
     for a reasonable price while, on the other side of the production chain, retailers have
     difficulty finding reliable suppliers that can supply a good quality product over a long
     period, preferably all year round.


     Part of the problem is also the low quality of the produce. This is due to the fact that
     producers have limited knowledge and experience in modern methods of growing fruit
     and vegetables. Improved product quality and increased yields are crucial for local
     producers to be able to better compete with imported products from southern regions.
     An important first step in this direction will be to train the producers in modern
     production methods and demonstrate this to them in the field. The main objective of


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     this project is to establish a marketing organisation for the sale of fruit and vegetables
     in Kharkiv oblast, to stimulate the development of the horticultural sector in Kharkiv
     oblast.



       Project Results

 •     establishment of a producer-controlled market organisation, which proves to be
       sustainable by the end of the project;
 •     realisation of fruit and vegetable cooling, packaging and distribution facilities;
 •     development of new crop demonstration fields in cooperation with the participating
       farmers;
 •     establishment of a market information collection system;
 •     initiation and promotion of Dutch-Ukrainian business cooperation, investments and
       sales in the Kharkiv horticultural sector.

4. Netherlands: Production and service facility for ventilation equipment (Crimea):
Hotraco Agri B.V. produces integrated climate-control equipment for poultry and piggery
housing. Ukraine, with a large stock of poultry, is a promising market, but the financial
capacity of potential clients is limited. By transferring the production of voluminous
components – mainly large diameter shafts, vents and valves – to the Crimea, production
costs can be reduced by 30 percent. This entails eliminating international transport of these
large components and decreasing manual labour. The production unit will be a joint venture
operation between Hotraco Agri B.V., Pticekompleks, a large poultry grower and retailer of
poultry feed, and housing equipment, and JSC Svet, a metal workshop. As a consequence,
products will be more competitive and the technological advantage of the products can be
fully utilised. The second phase of the project consists of an installation and after-sales
service. This service will enable quick and reliable service to the clients.

Project Results

 •     a moulding line for the manufacturing of large components of ventilation equipment.
       These components are vents, shafts and air-regulation valves with a diameter of up to
       0.8 metres and a length of 1.0 metres;
 •     an installation and after-sales service for integrated climate-control equipment

 5. Netherlands: Reed processing and products development in the Vilkovo Area,
    lower Danube, Ukraine Bijkerk is a reed trading company, which has existed since
    1946. Their clients are mainly roof thatchers. As the market demand in the
    Netherlands for reed is still growing and the harvesting of reed decreasing Bijkerk has
    orientated on importing reed from other countries as well. The recipient Ecoservice
    was established over a year ago with the aim to develop the harvesting of reed in the
    Danube delta in a more professional way. The founder of Ecoservice and Bijkerk have
    been conducting business since 2001.

       Ecoservice has a reed concession of the Danube Biosphere Reserve for the
       harvesting of reed. The aim of the project is to increase the harvesting yield of
       Ecoservice. However, due to the fairly short harvest season and their limited
       machinery capacity they are not able to harvest all the reed as permitted within their
       concession. Therefore, harvesting machinery will be supplied within the project. Most


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     of the reed is intended for export to the Netherlands. In addition, the project also aims
     to develop a market in Ukraine for thatched roofs. They will train local personnel in
     roof thatching and also recruit a sales and marketing person to develop that market.
     As the Danube Biosphere Reserve has virtually no experience with the harvesting of
     reed and the consequences of harvesting, part of the project will also be an
     environmental study for the reserve. The inferior quality reed will be used for the
     production of reed mats, which can be produced outside the harvesting season.

6.    Netherlands: Improvement of production and marketing of strawberry plants:
     Goossens, one of the world’s leading producers of strawberry plants, has so far had
     limited sales to Ukraine and Russia despite the fact that these countries are big
     markets for small fruits like strawberries. By co-operating with a small grower in
     Ukraine, these markets could be reached more effectively. Apart from the traditional
     plants, so called frigo plants will also be produced. These are plants that can be
     harvested in winter and early spring and can be stored up to several months at a
     temperature of just below 0°C. Also, besides growing existing Dutch and Ukrainian
     varieties, the co-operation offers the possibility to develop new varieties. It is
     anticipated that the production level will eventually reach 3.5 million plants, of which 3
     million are to be sold to the Ukrainian and Russian markets and 0.5 million through the
     channels of Goossens to the Western European markets.

7. Netherlands: Establishment of a farmer-controlled market organisation for fruit,
   vegetables and potatoes in Kharkiv Oblast: Product quality is a key focal point
   required to improve the sales of fruit and vegetables in the Kharkiv region. Purchase
   managers from super market chains indicate they reject 30 to 50 percent of the
   produce offered to them, for not meeting visual quality requirements. This situation
   worsens during the period of winter and early spring. The general feeling is that
   produce from the Kharkiv region is of a lower quality than products imported from the
   southern regions of Ukraine.


     Improved product quality and increased yields are crucial for local producers to be
     able to better compete with imported products from the southern regions. An important
     first step in this direction will be to train the producers in modern production methods
     and demonstrate this to them in the field. Training should be practical and based on
     demonstration fields that will be set up during the project. Dutch vegetable and potato
     seed companies should be involved in setting up the demonstration fields. As the
     activities of Dutch vegetable and potato seed companies in the region are currently
     very limited, producers are not familiar with the potential of using quality seeds. There
     are no demonstration fields or open days to demonstrate the possibilities or the proper
     way of using the seeds or plant materials.

     Within the project a new legal entity will be set up in combination with a selected group
     of farmers. This new entity will provide post harvest handling, marketing and trading
     services on behalf of these farmers. The project will focus on the handling, storage
     and sales of traditional products as potatoes, onions, cabbages, carrots and beetroots.

     Results

     •   establishment of a Farmers Market Organisation (FMO);
     •   fruit and vegetable storage and distribution facilities realised and in operation;


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   •   assistance for horticultural development;
   •   the Farmers Market Organisation is commercial sustainable.

8. Netherlands: Harmonisation of the rural development policy in Ukraine with EU
   standards Ukraine has a large territory of rural areas. The rural areas are populated
   by 1/3 of the Ukraine people. Main problems of the rural areas are (cited from the
   document Ukrainian State Program of Development of Rural Areas until 2015):
   poverty, unemployment, low wages, lack of motivation, decline in agricultural
   production and lack of income generating activities, migration of people from rural
   areas       to       cities,      deterioration      of    agricultural       hardware.
   Since 2008 Ukraine has developed an inter-department programme on Rural
   development called State Programme of Development of Rural Areas. This
   programme will continue until 2015. The Ukraine government has committed itself to
   harmonise the Ukrainian policies and legislation with EU policies. In order to pick up
   this chance for this complex responsibility the Ukrainian Ministry of Agricultural Policy
   is seeking assistance in the field of rural development.

   •   Concise description of Dutch policies and implementation programme regarding
       Rural Development;
   •   Overview of Ukrainian current situation regarding Rural Development Programme;
   •   Relevant materials on rural development available and disseminated;
   •   Development of ideas for follow-up activities and future projects.

9. Netherlands: Implementation of biomass action plan in Ukraine
   Review        of      Ukrainian        biomass       and       biofuels    legislations.
   Training      of     Ukrainian       civil     servants     in      the   Netherlands.
   Organisation of a training for key civil servants charged with the implementation of the
   action plan in Ukraine to the Netherlands. The activities include:

       •   Workshop on biofuels legislations in the Netherlands;
       •   Workshop on taxation legislation and subsidies legislations;
       •   Workshop on stimulation of innovation (bio-based economy);
       •   Workshop on sustainability certification of biomass and the current situation in
           Ukraine regarding GMO biomass.




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