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Ukraine Local Empowerment, accountability and Development (U-LEAD) programme, Component 2 — Administrative service centres and awareness raising of citizens on local self-governance

Donor: Sida (Swedish International Development Agency)
Budget: 5542.00 EUR
Realization: 08-02-2016-29-02-2016

CPLR takes part in the project as Consultant.


  • Organisation and delivery of workshop gathering up to ten representatives of key government and other local stakeholders in Ukraine to provide input into the draft proposal, in close coordination with SALAR.
  • Delivery of workshop report with recommendations for revision of the project proposal.
  • Technical input into the final proposal prepared by SALAR based on comments and questions from Sida.


The EU is planning a decentralisation project in Ukraine called Ukraine Local Empowerment, Accountability and Development Programme. The U-LEAD programme consists of two components:

Component 1: Enhanced capacity to implement decentralisation and regional policy reforms. Objective: To enhance the capacity of key actors at central, regional and local levels to implement the regional policy and decentralisation reform.

Component 2: Administrative service centres and awareness raising of citizens on local self-governance. Objective: To improve delivery of local administrative services for the benefit of the citizens.

Component 1 is expected to be managed by the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Component 2 by Sida. Funding for component 2 is expected to be around €30.5 million over four years (2016-2020).

Sida is planning to implement the project in two phases. The first phase will be a preparatory year, including some concrete show cases of design of administrative service centres. The second phase, year two to four, will be full implementation of 600 centres.

Sida has commissioned SALAR to elaborate a project proposal for the first year of implementation of the Component 2 of the U-LEAD programme in Ukraine, covering the activity period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.