Zhytomyr region is northern part of Ukraine. It borders with such regions as Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi and Rivne, and also with Belarus on the north. Zhytomyr region territory occupies 4.9% of the total area of Ukraine with a population of about 1.26 mln. About 59% of the region population lives in cities and towns.
Zhytomyr region includes 23 rayons, 12 cities, 43 urban villages, 1,613 villages.
The largest cities and towns of the region are Zhytomyr, Baranivka, Berdychiv, Korosten and Malyn.
The economy of Zhytomyr region mostly deals with mining of granite and other construction stone, forestry, agriculture and various machinery manufacturing.
The northern part of the region is highly affected by the Chernobyl disaster: some of the towns and rayons are devastated and are included in the Chernobyl zone, while others are prohibited from producing their own agriculture.
The EU/UNDP CBA Project Implementation in Zhytomyr Region
Implementation of the first phase of the CBA Project commenced in Zhytomyr region during June 2008. First phase was succeeded by a second phase in July 2011. Over these two phases, 47228 men, women and children of the region have benefitted from improvement in 27 schools/kindergartens, 33 health posts, 5 water supply, 9 street-lightning and so on. This happened through joint effort of the citizens, oblast/rayon/local level governments, the CBA Project and the private sponsors.
Third phase of the EU/UNDP CBA Project in Zhytomyr region
Third phase of the EU/UNDP CBA Project was initiated in Zhytomyr region with regional launching and signing of MoU which took place on September 29th, 2014. The region received a quota of 8 rayons for standard\replication components.
Rayons selected for the EU/UNDP CBA Project: Chudnivskyi, Andrushivskyi, Korostenskyi, Romanivskyi, Ruzhynskyi, Berdychivskyi, Liubarskyi, Luhynskyi.
Micro project approved as of 25 March 2016: 23 micro projects (4 – health, 11 – energy saving, 2 – water supply, 6 – energy efficiency). More than 11,200 persons will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is approx. UAH 7.2 mln (approx. USD 264,220). The EU/UNDP CBA Project will provide approx. UAH 5 mln (around USD 183,500).
2 cities supported for partnership in the EU/UNDP CBA Project within the framework of the urban development component – Korosten’ and Novograd-Volynskiy.
Microprojects approved as of 25 March 2016: 17 micro-projects (7 in Korosten’ and 10 in Novograd-Volynskiy). Around 4,300 persons will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is around UAH 5 mln (approx. USD 225 ths). The EU/UNDP CBA Project will provide approx. UAH 2.8 mln (more than USD 126 ths).