Kyiv. 25 February 2015
The Government of Ukraine and the European Union, United Nations and the World Bank Group presented the findings of an eastern Ukraine Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA) report. The report provides the baseline information about the urgent needs for recovery and peacebuilding in eastern Ukraine.
The RPA report has been presented during the Cabinet of Ministers session on February 25 by the Vice Prime Minister Gennadiy Zubko and representatives of the three institutions - Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator, Walter Tretton, representing the Head of the EU Delegation and Tamara Sulukhia, World Bank Programme Leader.
The RPA focuses on the areas under the Ukrainian Government’s control in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as the three adjoining oblasts – Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv. The RPA covers immediate recovery, rehabilitation and social cohesion needs, and is designed to be flexible so that its scope and recommendations can be updated as circumstances change.
Specifically, the RPA provides recommendations in three areas: restoring critical infrastructures and services; improving access to economic livelihoods; and strengthening social resilience and initiating reconciliation and peacebuilding. The recommendations identify activities that need to begin in 2015-2016.
The initial work on the RPA was supported by the European Union, United Nations and the World Bank Group between November 2014 and February 2015, under the leadership and with participation of the Government of Ukraine. National and international mission participants visited the five target regions and discussed the situation with a variety of groups affected by, or dealing with, the consequences of the conflict. The RPA builds on the already ongoing humanitarian relief efforts and winterization programmes to prepare more permanent solutions for the recovery of conflict-affected areas. The authors of the report held consultations with representatives of the local authorities and governments, municipal service providers and civil society of the regions [oblasts] that have been most affected, directly and indirectly, by the conflict in the east – Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia. Consultations addressed a range of issues, including the crisis’ impact on people and communities, damage to infrastructure, and recovery of critical social services such as housing, healthcare and social assistance. The local and national stakeholders also discussed how to restore community security and rebuild trust between and within communities affected by the conflict.
Please find the reports here:
For additional information, contact:
- Martti Lutsar, European Union Delegation to Ukraine, tel.: +38 (044) 390-80-15, e-mail: martti.LUTSAR@eeas.europa.eu
- Victoria Andrievska, United Nations in Ukraine, tel.: +38 (044) 253-9363, e-mail: email@example.com
- Sergiy Grytsenko, World Bank Group in Ukraine, tel.: +38 (044) 490-66-71; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nadia Petrunyak, Ministry for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine, +38 044 590 47 92.