Monitoring and evaluation as a key to the post-war recovery and development of territorial communities of Ukraine

During the round table, experts discussed the results of project implementation in pilot communities of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts

December 27, 2022
Photo credit: Oleksii Tishevskyi / UNDP in Ukraine

Kyiv, 27 December 2022 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, with financial support from the European Union, organized an interregional round table entitled “Increasing the effectiveness of strategizing post-war recovery and development of territorial communities through the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system (based on the example of pilot communities of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts).”

At the event, which took place in hybrid format on 15 December 2022, the participants discussed development of monitoring and evaluation as an integral part of strategizing and making data-based management decisions. In addition, the key results of the project implemented in the pilot communities of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts to develop an automated system for monitoring and evaluating the development strategies and the plan for the recovery of territorial communities, updated for the conditions of the state of war and post-war recovery, were presented to the general public.

Representatives of the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the Association of Ukrainian Cities, Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts administrations, regional development agencies and local self-government bodies from various oblasts of Ukraine joined the round table discussion.

Frederik Coene, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, emphasized the importance of creating this type of monitoring and evaluation system at state level. “We are convinced that effective work in local self-government is impossible without reliable, substantiated and timely statistical information on the state of territorial communities, especially at the post-war recovery and development stage,” he added. “Monitoring and evaluation of decisions made at all levels of governance should become an important element of the daily activities of local self-government representatives and civil servants.”

Christophoros Politis, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, noted that the achievements presented by the four pilot communities have significant potential for replication and scaling up. “The UNDP, together with the European Union, is happy to support such initiatives as they help improve the accountability and transparency of the authorities, enable the public to monitor the effectiveness of use of budgetary funds and trends in local programme implementation,” he added. “We will continue to provide comprehensive assistance to war-torn communities in Ukraine in order to support their post-war recovery.”

UNDP organized the event within the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme and with the European Union’s financial support.


The United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) is being implemented by four United Nations agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Eleven international partners support the Programme: The European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.

Media enquiries: Yuliia Samus, UNDP Ukraine Head of Communications; e-mail: