UNDP assists the government, civil society and people of Ukraine in advancing democratic policies and practices needed to accelerate progress on sustainable human development. This includes advocating for human rights and gender equality, supporting anti-corruption efforts, ensuring that all Ukrainian citizens can protect their rights, strengthening parliament, and empowering civil society and youth activists.
Total budget: $10.5 million
Donors: Denmark, EU, Norway, Canada and South Korea
- Human Rights: Improving citizens’ access to human rights protection through the regional network of the Ombudsperson’s Office.
- Transparency and Integrity: Enhancing citizens’ knowledge about how to tackle corruption in their communities.
- Parliamentary Reform: Engaging citizens in the parliamentary monitoring and the legislative process.
- Civil Society and Youth Work: Strengthening subnational civil society organizations to promote democracy and engage citizens in a participatory and result-driven government-CSO dialogue; Enhancing youth civic engagement and participation in decision-making in Ukraine.
- Health Reform and Procurement Support Services: Improving procurement procedures, making it more transparent, positively impacting accessibility to certain medicines and allowing new medical products to enter the Ukrainian market for the first time.
- Digital Transformation: Strengthening Ukraine’s institutions in crafting digitalized services to be used by Ukraine’s vulnerable populations, taking due account of the Human Rights Based Approach to policymaking.
The top priorities for Ukrainians continue to be freedom (84 percent of respondents said it was core value), justice (72 percent), and security (63 percent). Compared with the results of polling in 2016, the number of Ukrainians for whom tolerance is a fundamental value increased in 2020 by 6 percent – one-third of Ukrainians consider it to be a fundamental value.