Donetsk region is a south-eastern part of Ukraine. It borders with Russia on the east and such Ukrainian regions as Luhansk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia. It has also access to Sea of Azov. Donetsk region territory occupies 5.4% of the total area of Ukraine with a population of about 4.3 mln. About 91% of the region population lives in cities and towns.
Donetsk oblast includes 18 rayons, 52 cities, 131 urban villages, 1,118 villages.
The largest cities and towns of the region are Donetsk, Mariupol, Makiivka, Horlivka and Kramatorsk.
Donetsk region is highly industrially developed. It has fifth part of the Ukrainian industrial potential. Ferrous metallurgy, fuel industry and power industry are in demand in the structure of industry production. The oblast has also developed transport infrastructure. The area is also rich in fertile soil and fits for agriculture.
The EU/UNDP CBA Project Implementation in Donetsk Region
Implementation of the first phase of the EU/UNDP CBA Project commenced in Donetsk region during March 2009. First phase was succeeded by a second phase in July 2011. Over these two phases 135450 of men, women and children of the region have benefitted from improvement in 78 schools/kindergartens, 15 health posts, 8 water supply, 8 street-lightning and so on. This happened through joint effort of the citizens, oblast/rayon/local level governments, CBA Project and the private sponsors.
Third phase ofthe EU/UNDP CBA III Project was initiated in Donetsk region with regional launching and signing of MoU which took place on November 13th, 2014. The region received a quota of 8 rayons for standard\replication components.
Rayons selected for the the EU/UNDP CBA Project Phase III: Artemivskyi, Kostiantynivskyi, Velykonovovasylkivskyi, Slovianskyi, Krasnoarmiiskyi, Krasnolymanskyi, Dopropilskyi, Oleksandriiskyi.
Micro project approved as of 20 May 2016: 30 micro projects (5 – health, 12 – energy saving, 1 - water supply, 1 – rural economic development). Around 95,400 persons will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is approx. UAH 6.8 mln (USD 306,300). The EU/UNDP CBA Project will provide around UAH 4.7 mln (USD 211,700).
3 cities supported for partnership in the CBA-III within the framework of the urban development component – Artemivsk, Dobropillia and Dymytrov.
Microprojects approved as of 20 May 2016: 39 micro-projects (17 in Artemivsk, 14 in Dobropillia and 8 in Dymytrov). Around 8,000 persons will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is around UAH 8.914 mln (approximately USD 329 ths). The EU/UNDP CBA Projectwill provide approx. UAH 4.5 mln (more than USD 203 ths).
UNDP/CBA support for Internally Displaced Persons
The CBA Project supported 3 microprojects in Donetsk region: reconstruction of health resort “Slovyanskyi” in Slovyansk city; and renovation of Donbas interregional Centre of vocational rehabilitation for disabled persons in Kramatorsk city. 655 persons benefited from these initiatives.