Sumy region is a northeastern part of Ukraine. It borders with Russia on the east and such ukrainian regions as Poltava, Kharkiv and Chernihiv. Sumy region territory occupies 3.95% of the total area of Ukraine with a population of about 1.1 mln. About 68% of the region population lives in cities and towns.
Sumy region includes 18 rayons, 15 cities, 20 urban villages, 1,458 villages.
The largest cities and towns of the region are Sumy, Konotop, Okhtyrka, Romny and Shostka.
Sumy region has developed industrial and agricultural sector. Industrial branches of region are heavy machinery, manufacturing, chemical and petrochemical industry and also energy sector. Agriculture is presented by plant production, livestock production and food processing.
The EU/UNDP CBA Project Implementation in Sumy Region
Implementation of the first phase of CBA Project commenced in Sumy region during February 2008. First phase was succeeded by a second phase in July 2011. Over these two phases, about 60 ths. men, women and children of the region have benefitted from improvement in 29 schools/kindergartens, 16 healthposts, 33 water supply, 2 environment, 21 street-lightning, 3 school-buses, 4 rural economic development 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.
Third phase of the EU/UNDP CBA-III Project was initiated in Sumy region with regional launching and signing of MoU which took place on 3 October 2014. The oblast received a quota of 8 rayons for standard\replication components.
Rayons selected for the EU/UNDP CBA Project: Lypovodolynskyi, Hlukhivskyi, Velykopysarivskyi, Lebedynskyi, Nedryhailyvskyi, Shostkynskyi, Seredyno-Budskyi, Okhtyrskyi.
Micro projects approved as of July 2016: 36 micro projects (7 – health, 8 – energy saving, 7 – water supply, 10 – energy efficiency, 4 – business start-ups). Around 24,900 persons will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is approx. UAH 12,79 mln (approx. USD 511,551). The EU/UNDP CBA Project will provide more than UAH 8.6 mln (approx. USD 346,928).
Updated on 20 July 2016