Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

  • Support to the Social Sector Reform in Ukraine

    The overall objective of the project is to support the Government of Ukraine and the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine in accelerating the implementation of the reforms in the social sector and achieving Ukraine’s short- and mid-term social and economic development goals.

  • Aid For Trade Project In Ukraine

    Aid for Trade project is a part of a regional UNDP project Wider Europe: Aid for Trade for Central Asia, South Caucasus and Western CIS project funded within the framework of Finland’s Wider Europeinitiative. It builds on the experience gained during the implementation of the Phase I of the project, including the findings and recommendations of the UNDP Aid for Trade Needs Assessments for Ukraine (2011).

  • Promoting Mainstream Policies and Services for People with Disabilities in Ukraine

    The overall objective of the project is to support the Government of Ukraine and the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine in accelerating the implementation of the reforms in the social sector and achieving Ukraine’s short- and mid-term social and economic development goals.

  • Young Football Volunteers: Sport and Volunteering for MDG

    The project is implemented in the larger framework of Social programme “Youth of Ukraine” and the State Social project “Let’s Do It Together”, actively contributing to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG), with a particular effort in achieving Goal 6 (combat HIV, malaria and other diseases). It aims to harness the social and educational potential of football and volunteerism as a tool to engage young people aged 12 to 20 living in rural areas of oblasts of Kherson, Mykolaiv and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in active and affective participation in the life of their community.

Democratic Governance

  • The European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM)

    EUBAM provides on-the-job training, technical assistance and advice to the Moldovan and Ukrainian border guard and customs services, reinforcing their capacity to tackle customs fraud, detect cases of smuggling and THB (trafficking in human beings), and carry out effective border and customs controls and border surveillance. The Mission provides dedicated training courses on key customs and border-control issues such as risk analysis and anti-smuggling techniques, organises study visits to EU member States in order to observe EU best practice and engage in information exchange, and at all stages tries to encourage improved inter-agency cooperation and harmonization within each State, and on the cross-border level between the counterpart services of Moldova and Ukraine.

  • Democratization, Human Rights and Civil Society Development Programme in Ukraine

    The new Democratization, Human Rights and Civil Society Development Programme in Ukraine (2013 - 2016) funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by UNDP Ukraine is a nation-scale 4-year initiative which runs from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2016. It works to strengthen capacities of civil society organizations to be resilient and effective promoters of democratic values, support human rights actors to promote and defend human rights in Ukraine, as well as foster participatory and result-driven Government-CSO dialogue. We support the emergence of an open and democratic society which is based on the rule of law, and is governed by the values of human rights supremacy, openness and accountability at all levels of government.

  • Support to better coordination and management of international aid/assistance (through establishment of the development assistance database - DAD)

    Support to better coordination and management of international aid/assistance (through establishment of the development assistance database - DAD)” (2012-2013) project, funded by UNDP, is jointly implemented by UNDP and Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.

  • Smart Practices for Oversight by Non-State Actors on Administrative Service Provision

    Since 2004 UNDP Ukraine is providing support to municipal communities and municipal governments all over Ukraine in developing participatory and transparent mechanisms of public services delivery and in localizing the principles of sustainable development. Building upon the experiences of previous projects, the Project “Smart Practices for Oversight by Non-state Actors on Administrative Service Provision” aims to improve the delivery of administrative services by local authorities through better public monitoring and creation of effective feedback loop.

Environment and Energy

  • Capacity Building for low carbon Growth in Ukraine

    The project aims to support the Government of Ukraine in steering the country on a low emission pathway for Ukraine’s long-term economic development. To this effect, the project will strengthen the institutional capacity of Ukraine to design and implement long-term policies and measures directed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and enhancing absorption by sinks.

  • GEF Small Grants Programme in Ukraine

    Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Eart Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) embodies the very essence of sustainable development. SGP channels financial and technical support for activities that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods.

  • Improving the Health and Safety of Miners in Eastern Ukraine (Phase 1)

    Ukraine’s mining industry has one of the highest rates of mining injuries and casualties in the world. In 2011, the State Service of Mining Supervision and Industrial Safety of Ukraine reported 4,255 injuries and 161 casualties, an average of one casualty every 2-3 days. Moreover, miners have endured disproportionately high rates of occupational health ailments, including respiratory diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Thus, UNDP partnered with DTEK and Metinvest—two of Ukraine’s largest mining and energy companies—to improve the health and safety of miners in Krasnodon, Rovenky and Sverdlovsk.

  • Mainstreaming Environment in the Local Strategies in Chernobyl Affected areas

    UNDP Project “Mainstreaming environment in the local strategies in Chernobyl affected areas” is working with three pilot territories affected by Chernobyl disaster: Boguslav rayon (Kyiv region), Rokytne rayon (Rivne region) and one cluster consisting of a city and rayon (Korosten’ city and rayon of Zhytomyr region) that have a significant potential for improving environmental situation and greening their development.

Local Development

  • Municipal Governance and Sustainable Development Programme

    UNDP Project “Municipal Governance and Sustainable Development Programme” aims at building capacity for political participation of the local communities and municipalities into decision making process and using this capacity for multi-stakeholders cooperation and multi-sectoral interventions geared towards strengthening of urban/ social/ economic/ environmental governance ultimately leading to sustainable development. The Project works at the level of communities, municipal and national levels.

  • Community Based Approach to Local Development (CBA-II)

    CBA Project aims at increasing self-consciousness and creating self-sustainability of communities by promoting dialogue among its members, facilitating social activity, shaping a collectively shared vision of the future and implementing joint initiatives on community development.

  • Second Phase of the EU/UNDP Project “Support to the Regional Development of Crimea”

    In August 2010 UNDP launched a two year European Union funded Project in Crimea to build the capacity of an institution, the Regional Development Agency (RDA), set up by the Crimean Government. The main objective of this project was to assist the Agency in becoming institutionally mature and financially viable, in order to effectively work with all partners and contribute to the sustainable regional development of Crimea.

  • Sustainable Development in Crimea: Transformational Models for Rural Territories and Advisory Services

    The goal of the project is to enhance the capacities of the Crimean local authorities to address development challenges in the region, through evidence-based policies and implementation of tested sustainable development models in Crimea. This project takes into account the work carried out by UNDP in Crimea, through Support to the Regional Development of Crimea, Community-Based Approach to Local Development, Crimea Integration and Development Programme, and Human Security Monitoring and Public Dialogue projects to promote sustainable growth and regional development.