With a contribution to the Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine (PFRU), Switzerland aims at strengthening communities and at enhancing government legitimacy in Eastern Ukraine through improved services, economic recovery and empowered civil society. The PFRU is an innovative multi-donor financing tool which focuses on supporting the implementation of reforms in the conflict-affected areas of the country through an integrated approach (humanitarian-development-peace nexus). The PFRU unites five development partners (UK, US, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland) and it is co-owned by the Government of Ukraine.
Konflikt & Fragilität
Beschäftigung & Wirtschaftsentwicklung
|Hintergrund||The reforms triggered by the Maidan revolution in 2014 collide with the impact of the conflict in the east of Ukraine that is felt nation-wide. 1.5 million persons are displaced internally, and social cohesion remains fragile. In eastern Ukraine, the social and humanitarian situation is dire and the economy is weak. In light of weak government legitimacy in particular in eastern Ukraine, of newly empowered local communities, of phasing out of international humanitarian assistance in Government Controlled Areas (GCA), and of a lack of coordination among and between government and donor programmes, the multi-donor PFRU is considered a relevant response to strengthen resilience and government legitimacy in close partnership with the Government of Ukraine.|
|Ziele||Ukraine’s resilience to instability and conflict is strengthened and Ukraine is prepared for a smooth social, economic and political transition integral to the political settlement of the conflict.|
|Zielgruppen||Citizens living in the conflict affected region, local self-governments, citizens’ groups, civil society and women’s organisations and media in the target communities of eastern and southern Ukraine, and Government of Ukraine.|
Resultate von früheren Phasen:
Ph 1 + Ph 3 (Livelihood assistance with DRC) have resulted in an improved competitiveness on the local labour market through improved vocational skill sets of several hundred individuals, business grants creating new jobs and prospective value chains, and modernization of employment centers in Eastern regions. Market systems development projects have been launched, and beneficiaries receive legal counselling, documentation and administrative assistance and in-court assistance.
Ph. 2 (UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme): the “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” component of the programme has supported the eastern oblasts to update their regional development strategies and adopt implementation plans. Concretely, “citizen advisory bureaus” were set up to support the population in the aftermath of the conflict. Institutional capacities of local and regional administration were strengthened through advisors and experts. E-democracy and environment protection platforms were introduced and a methodology for social management in schools (form of civic engagement) was successfully implemented.
Ausländische staatliche Institution
UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) as delegated cooperation.
|Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren||
|Budget||Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF 3’000’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF 0 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF 43’000’000|
|Projektphasen||Phase 4 01.02.2022 - 31.03.2024 (Laufende Phase) Phase 2 01.12.2018 - 31.01.2022 (Completed) Phase 1 01.07.2017 - 30.06.2020 (Completed)|
Letzte Aktualisierung 26.01.2022