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“Sustainable Mobility” comes to Ukraine

“Sustainable Mobility” comes to Ukraine

Representatives of the “Sustainable Mobility” Project at GIZ HQ arrived in Ukraine to investigate entry points for U-LEAD support to Ukraine in the field of transport and mobility at local, regional and national levels. One of the key goals of the mission was to identify opportunities...
20 Apr 2017
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Local government development centre opened in Poltava

Local government development centre opened in Poltava

 The day after the Local Government Development Centre opened its first Regional Centre in Kropyvnytskyi, Poltava followed the suit and launched its own Regional Centre with the support of Ukraine – Local Empowerment, Accountability and Development Programme (U-LEAD with Europe) and the ...
6 Apr 2017
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Local government development centres to be opened with support of U-LEAD and MinRegion

Local government development centres to be opened with support of U-LEAD and MinRegion

As Ukraine marks the 3rd anniversary of its crucial decentralisation reform, the Local Government Development Centre begins to open its 24 Regional Centres in all oblasts of Ukraine with the support of Ukraine – Local Empowerment, Accountability and Development Programme (U-LEAD with Europe) ...
4 Apr 2017
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Proposals of the President Regarding the Law "On Service in the Bodies of Local Self-Government" have been Published

The web-site of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine published proposals of the President regarding the Law "On Service in the Bodies of Local Self-Government" (Draft Law No. 2489). There are only two observations on the Law. Firstly, the President proposes to use the minimum ...
28 Mar 2017
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The Government has Approved the Boundaries of Hospital Districts in 11 Oblasts and in Kyiv

The Government approved the boundaries of hospital districts in 11 Oblasts (Regions) and in the city Kyiv and gave the go-ahead for regions to establish hospital councils, prepare 5-year strategic plans, and encourage investments in the health care industry. The outcomes of the Government's ...
23 Mar 2017
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22 communities will receive support from UNDP

We are happy to announce that recently launched UNDP Project “Sustainable local development in rural areas of Chernivtsi and Odesa oblasts” financed by the Austrian Development Agency has already selected communities for participation! Based on the competition 7 rayons with 1 one ...
22 Mar 2017
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Workshop on strategic planning for U-LEAD regional experts

Workshop on strategic planning for U-LEAD regional experts

On 13-17 March, the “U-LEAD with Europe” (Ukraine: Local Empowerment, Accountability and Development) Programme held a workshop on strategic planning of regional and local development for regional development experts. The training was organised with the extensive support of experts of ...
22 Mar 2017
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Expansion of Powers of Communities in Setting Tariffs for Heating Supply, Water Supply and Sanitation is Expected to Come Soon

The National Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Commission supports the policy of decentralisation and expansion of powers of local authorities in the areas of setting tariffs for heating supply, water supply and sanitation. The respective decisions will be made by the National Energy and Public...
21 Mar 2017
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The Law on Voluntary Accession of Communities has Become Effective

On 18 March 2017, the official newspaper of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine "Holos Ukrainy" published the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine (Regarding the Voluntary Accession of Communities)" (Draft Law No. 4772 ). Consequently, the ...
20 Mar 2017
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The Share of Local Budgets in the Country's Consolidated Budget has Almost Increased by 50 % - this Never Happened in the History of Ukraine, the President

"Staying among the representatives of local communities, surely, I cannot but concentrate on the decentralisation matter. Local budgets have increased from UAH 69 billion in 2014 to UAH 147 in the previous year. This year, they have to achieve the indicator of UAH 170 billion. That will mean ...
20 Mar 2017
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