Dnipropetrovska oblast is a southeastern part of Ukraine. It borders with such regions as Kharkiv, Donets’k, Zaporizhzhya, Poltava, Kirovograd, Mykolaiv and Kherson. Dnepropetrovsk region territory, occupies 5.3% of the total area of Ukraine with a population of about 3,3 mln. About 84% of the region population lives in cities and towns.
Dnepropetrovsk oblast includes 22 rayons, 13 cities, 54 small towns, 1,449 villages.
The largest cities and towns of the region are Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog, Dniprodzerzhynsk, Nikopol, Pavlograd.
Dnepropetrovsk region is the second largest Ukraine industrial producer. It has a highly developed heavy industry. There are also such industrial branches as production of electric and electronic appliances, vehicles, minerals extraction etc. Good climate conditions also makes this territory an agricultural area.
The EU/UNDP CBA Project Implementation in Dnipropetrovska Oblast
Implementation of the first phase of CBA Project commenced in Dnipropetrovsk region during July 2008. Second phase of CBA Project was launched in July 2011. During this time 112163 men, women and children of the region have benefitted from improvement in 57 schools/kindergartens, 23 healthposts, 11 water supply, 19 street-lightning, 3 school-buses, 12 energy efficient microprojects which use alternative energy sources and so on. This happened through joint effort of the citizens, oblast/rayon/local level governments, the EU/UNDP CBA Project and the private sponsors.
Energy Efficiency in Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Dnipropetrovsk oblast is also the recipient of advanced support in the area of energy efficiency. Regional energy-efficiency strategy was updated; adoption of energy efficient technologies and renewable energy technologies in rural areas was included in the mid-term strategy; technical document for larger investment in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology in line with the updated oblast strategy is in preparation, a mobile laboratory established to promote energy audit in the region. CBA partner Dnipropetrovsk oblast council launched an Energy Efficiency web platform which promotes alternative energy sources and energy saving. It is expected that Dnipropetrovsk oblast will become a model case for the introduction of energy efficient measures in rural areas.
Third phase of the EU/UNDP CBA III was initiated in Dnipropetrovska oblast with regional launching and signing of MoU which took place on October 2nd, 2014. The oblast received a quota of 10 rayons for standard\replication components. Besides, urban component of the CBA will be implemented in 2 cities (Nikopol and Pavlohrad). It is expected to implement 10 microprojects in these two cities. The estimated budget of these microprojects is around USD 62 ths.
Rayons selected for CBA-III: Kryvorizskiy, Sofiyivskiy, Apostolivskiy, Tsarychanskiy, Tomakivskiy, Nikopolskiy, Pokrovskiy, Pavlogradskiy, Solonianskiy, Verhniodniprovskiy.
Micro project approved as of 5 January 2016: 19 micro projects (17 – energy saving, 2 – energy efficiency). Around 22,000 persons will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is approx. UAH 7.9 mln (USD 355,856). The EU/UNDP CBA will provide around UAH 3.9 mln (USD 175,676).
2 cities supported for partnership in the CBA-III within the framework of the urban development component – Nikopol and Pavlograd.
Microprojects approved as of 12 January 2016: 10 micro-projects (1 in Nikopol and 9 in Pavlograd). Around 868 households will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is around UAH 1.2 mln (approximately USD 54 ths). The EU/UNDP CBA will provide approx. UAH 682,300 (more than USD 31 ths).
UNDP/CBA support for Internally Displaced Persons
CBA Project supported 4 microprojects in the oblast aimed to address this issue: full reconstruction of health post for permanent or temporary living of IDPs in town Illarionovo, Synelnykivskyi rayon, energy saving activities in social hostel for permanent or temporary living of IDPs in town Sofiivka, Sofiivsky rayon for a total amount of more than UAH 1,6 mln. Also 2 more objects in Pavlohrad and Verkhniodniprovsk will be reconstructed in terms of additional quota with total cost about UAH 1,3 mln.