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UN support for unfettered access to the victims of the crisis in Ukraine

A soldier raises a barrier, opening the way for a Swiss Humanitarian Aid lorry.

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

In the face of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, millions of people are still without water and medicines. Humanitarian organisations on the ground are confronted with numerous obstacles in delivering aid. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is trying to find solutions. The SDC puts cash and experts at the disposal of OCHA and at the same time benefits from its services when conducting Swiss humanitarian operations.   

Country/region Period Budget
Ukraine

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016


CHF 300'000



Policy Dialogue for better Health Governance in Ukraine

A woman is at the doctor's.

01.12.2015 - 30.11.2019

This project aims to strengthen the Ukrainian health ministry's authority and expertise in order to best manage the reforms underway in this sector. In particular, priorities will be defined more clearly and public policy which meets the specific health needs of the population will be drawn up and implemented.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Health
Health system strengthening
Health system strengthening

01.12.2015 - 30.11.2019


CHF 1'850'000



Contribution to the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017

Three specialists from a regional office supporting the decentralisation reform in Ukraine taking part in a training course in Kyiv in November 2015.

01.09.2015 - 31.12.2017

The «Decentralisation and Territorial Consolidation in Ukraine» project offers technical and practical support to the Ukrainian authorities in implementing the decentralisation reform which involves merging municipalities. The reform should eventually allow municipalities to operate more efficiently and to provide citizens with good-quality public services.  

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Decentralisation - local governance - democratization (incl. accountability)

01.09.2015 - 31.12.2017


CHF 2'400'000



Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine

Map of the Ukraine

10.02.2015 - 31.01.2018

The SDC is supporting a United Nations project in the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts that have been affected by the conflict and are still under the control of the national government. The aim is to restore local governance and support dialogue between the various stakeholders with a view to strengthening social cohesion and economic development. This is the first major international initiative aiming at rebuilding the Donbas in eastern Ukraine.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Civilian peace-building and conflict resolution

10.02.2015 - 31.01.2018


CHF 1'500'000



Public Private Partnership to Improved Sanitary Education in Ukraine

Two plumbers are cutting a pipe with a machine in a workshop.

01.07.2014 - 30.06.2018

This public-private partnership, developed in collaboration with the company Geberit, aims to improve vocational training in the field of sanitary technology in Ukraine, which will provide more employment opportunities for young plumbers. A new model will be developed to achieve this, based more on practical training and market needs, and will be tested in pilot schools before being rolled out across the country with support from the Ministry of Education.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Education
Drinking water and basic sanitation (WASH - Water for people)
Vocational training and skills development

01.07.2014 - 30.06.2018


CHF 400'000



Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion in Ukraine

Children are skipping rope

01.10.2013 - 31.05.2019

Unhealthy lifestyles and a health system that is often not up to scratch means that a higher than average number of people die from noncommunicable diseases in Ukraine in comparison with other countries. An SDC project run over several years seeks to improve this situation.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Health
Non-communicable diseases, incl. Mental health

01.10.2013 - 31.05.2019


CHF 3'805'000



Development of Citizenship Competences in Ukraine

Women holding a discussion around a table covered in notebooks and brochures.

01.07.2013 - 31.12.2018

The DOCCU Project aims at supporting Ukraine in implementation of the Council of Europe’s Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE) through dissemination of knowledge on EDC/HRE in Ukraine. This will be achieved via in-service practical trainings on EDC/HRE for civil servants and officials of local governments as well as for teachers and school principals.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Decentralisation - local governance - democratization (incl. accountability)

01.07.2013 - 31.12.2018


CHF 1'640'000



E-Governance for Accountability and Participation in Ukraine

Employees sitting at a row of workstations each talking to a client.

01.06.2013 - 31.03.2019

Corruption and difficulty accessing information are major problems for the people of Ukraine. The SDC is seeking to improve this situation and strengthen public confidence in the Ukrainian administration through its "E-Governance for Accountability and Participation" project.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Decentralisation - local governance - democratization (incl. accountability)

01.06.2013 - 31.03.2019


CHF 4'750'000



Support to Decentralization in Ukraine

Water supply in an Ukrainian village.

01.05.2013 - 30.06.2017

More than 20 years after gaining independence, Ukraine remains a highly centralised state. In addition to its work to promote better local services, in particular in the area of water, Switzerland provides support for decentralisation at the national level by helping to draw up legislation based on experience gained through the DESPRO project.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Water
Decentralisation - local governance - democratization (incl. accountability)
Drinking water and basic sanitation (WASH - Water for people)

01.05.2013 - 30.06.2017


CHF 9'330'000



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Managing the risk of natural hazards through capacity building and increased cooperation

Aerial shot of flooding in the United States. People can be seen travelling around in boates.

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015

Working to reduce the risk of natural disasters is a fundamental element of improving the security of local populations. Switzerland has placed this objective on the agenda for its chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2014. High-level conferences and practical training are planned.

Country/region Period Budget
Eastern Europe and CIS

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015


CHF 4'000'000



Promoting Mother and Child Health in Ukraine

A smiling mother cradling her newborn baby in her arms.

01.05.2011 - 31.12.2017

The SDC has supported the health sector in Ukraine since 1997 with a project to promote mother and child health. In cooperation with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, it was determined that women in Ukraine needed support during pregnancy and birth, and healthcare in this area was improved.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine

Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn, Vinnytsya and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Health
Health system strengthening

01.05.2011 - 31.12.2017


CHF 6'290'000



Supporting the Medical Education Reform in Ukraine

01.05.2017 - 31.10.2018

Switzerland supports with this intervention the Ministry of Health (A.) to improve the quality of the medical education system for primary healthcare staff (doctors and nurses) and (B.) to strengthen professional competences of healthcare managers. The objective is to improve the overall primary healthcare services provision in Ukraine and to have a positive impact on the health status of the population.

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