Civil Society Development Programme in Ukraine


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Civil Society Development Programme in Ukraine

  1. 1. UNDP Civil Society Development Programme A JOINT INITIATIVE OF UNDP AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENMARK Civil Society Development Programme UNDP
  2. 2. January, 2009 – June, 2012 Ministry of Justice of Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Parliament 90 Ukrainian CSOs DMFA $3,475,239 Direct Implementation UNDP / CSDP Project Facts Duration: Beneficiaries: Recipients: Donor: Budget: Modality:
  3. 3. UNDP CSDP Goals towards international standards: - simplification of CSO registration - less government regulation of CSO activities - better conditions for CSO financial sustainability - improved government policies for civil society improved managerial, monitoring, advocacy capacity to: - protect the rights of vulnerable groups - participate in decision-making - promote government transparency and accountability. Enabling legal environment for civil society Stronger CSOs
  4. 4. UNDP Advantage - improvement of legal framework - CSO capacity-building - institutional strengthening - financial support Access to Expertise Comprehensive Approach RBM Approach Human Rights Based Approach
  5. 5. CSDP Response - support of civil society- government dialogue - analytical, informational, advocacy support - training of CSO leaders - networking, experience sharing - international study tours - grants Legal environment for civil society CSO Capacity
  6. 6. <ul><li>Civil society input in legal framework improvement </li></ul><ul><li>facilitated; </li></ul><ul><li>Government and parliament aware of deficiencies; </li></ul><ul><li>Leading Ukrainian CSOs informed about European </li></ul><ul><li>practices on CSO legal status and regulation; </li></ul><ul><li>Areas for improvement in CSO registration identified </li></ul><ul><li>based on analysis of current practices; </li></ul><ul><li>Draft Law on Public Organizations recommended for </li></ul><ul><li>parliamentary consideration in April – May 2011 </li></ul>CSDP Results: Legal Environment
  7. 7. <ul><li>$ 825,000 invested in local CSOs </li></ul><ul><li>22 CSO projects successfully completed in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>(total grant budget $ 278,909) </li></ul><ul><li>3500 direct beneficiaries (services, protected rights, knowledge and skills) </li></ul><ul><li>50 decisions by local governments with citizen participation </li></ul><ul><li>45 CSO projects started in 2010: </li></ul><ul><li>- 14 in human rights area ($ 197,119) </li></ul><ul><li>- 15 in citizen participation area ($ 174,600) </li></ul><ul><li>- 16 to support vulnerable groups ($ 174,786) </li></ul>CSDP Results: Stronger CSOs
  8. 8. <ul><li>60 CSOs strengthened institutional capacity </li></ul><ul><li>120 CSO leaders with new knowledge and skills in : </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights-based approach </li></ul><ul><li>Project management, monitoring and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Fund-raising, financial management </li></ul><ul><li>Community resources mobilization </li></ul><ul><li>PR and communications </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy, human rights monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>CSO-local government relations </li></ul><ul><li>Government and private sector funding leveraged by CSOs </li></ul><ul><li>Increased membership </li></ul>CSDP Results: Stronger CSOs
  9. 9. Examples of grant projects achievements <ul><li>expanded services to persons with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>improved accessibility for persons in wheel-chairs </li></ul><ul><li>new skills and services for underprivileged youths </li></ul><ul><li>services to vulnerable groups of women </li></ul><ul><li>improvement of housing and utility services </li></ul><ul><li>city’s strategic plan </li></ul><ul><li>rural community development </li></ul><ul><li>youth policy </li></ul><ul><li>environmental policy </li></ul><ul><li>children and youth </li></ul><ul><li>detainees and prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>persons with disabilities </li></ul>Improved Support to Vulnerable Groups Citizen Input Provided Access to Human Rights Enhanced