Objectives

Project Goal
Building Capacity in Evidence-Based Economic Development in Ukrainian Oblasts and Municipalities Project (EBED Project) aims to facilitate sustainable economic development of Ukrainian oblasts and municipalities through building capacity of local authorities in social and economic development planning of the territories using quantitative analysis and forecasting tools.
 
Project Objectives
 
1.    Key Project Objectives
  1. Enhancing capacity of partner local authorities* and institutionalization of evidence-based planning of economic development of territories in target oblasts and cities.
  2. Strengthening institutional capacity of the National Academy of Public Administration under the Office of the President of Ukraine (NAPA) **and its regional institutes for delivering courses in evidence-based economic development planning.
  3. Improving quality of economic development plans of target oblasts and municipalities* through using quantitative analysis tools and encouraging wider participation of all stakeholders in this process.
 
2. Supplementary Project Objectives:
  1. Enhancing capacity of partner local authorities officials in target oblasts and municipalities* for collecting and analyzing data, which would facilitate designing evidence-based economic development plans for territories.
  2. Enhancing capacity of partner local authorities officials in target oblasts and municipalities* for integrating gender equality issues and environmental security into evidence-based economic development plans for territories.
  3. Officials in partner central** and local* authorities acquiring the skills necessary to use quantitative analysis tools to develop successful proposals to attract loans and foreign investment.

The strategic objective for EBED Project is improving economic capacity and decreasing imbalances in economic development of Ukrainian regions through wide application of evidence-based economic development planning for territories.

* EBED Project activities cover Dnipropetrovska and Lvivska oblasts. EBED Project partners: Lvivska Oblast State Administration; executive committees of Lviv, Drohobych and Chervonohrad city councils in Lvivska Oblast; Dnipropetrovska Oblast State Administration; Dnipropetrovsk City Council; executive committees of Kryvyi Rih, and Nikopol city councils in Dnipropetrovska Oblast.

** EBED Project partners at the central government level: Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine.