Community Based Approach to Local Development
Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Rayons for Participation in CBA Project Selected in Zhytomyrska, Luhanska and Rivnenska Oblasts

On 19 May 2008 the list of rayons from Zhytomyrska, Luhanska and Rivnenska oblasts that are participating in the Community Based Approach to Local Development (CBA) Project was approved. The ranked applicants were discussed in meetings held in CBA Project central office in Kyiv. Participants of the meeting included Project management from UNDP and Vinnytska oblast implementation unit, representatives from oblast state administration.

Thereby, the following rayons have been selected:
Luhanska oblast: 12 rayons have applied for participation. The selected rayons are as follows: Popasnyansky, Svativsky, Bilovodsky, Bilokurakynsky, Kreminsky, Starobilsky, Antratsytivsky, Stanycho-Luhansky rayons. Markivsky and Lutuhynsky rayons are in reserve.

Zhytomyrska oblast: all 23 rayons competed for participation. The selected ones are as follows: Chudnivsky, Chernyakhivsky, Andrushivsky, Lyubarsky, Chervonoarmijsky, Korostyshivsky, Luhansky, and Olevsky rayons. Narodychsky, Ramonovsky, Kostopilsky, Bereznivsky and Demydivsky rayons are in reserve.
Rivnenska oblast: 16 rayons have applied to participate in the CBA Project. The selected rayons are listed below: Zarichensky, Sarnensky, Dubrovytsky, Rokytnivsky, Mlynivsky, Radyvylivsky, Koretsky, Hoschansky rayons. Ostrozky, Volodymyretsky, Kostopilsky, Bereznivsky, Demydivsky rayons are in reserve.

A call for application was made during regional seminar held in Oblast state administration with leadership of oblast and rayons. At the seminar the Project team presented the CBA Project implementation strategy on oblast and rayon level, terms of partnership with oblast and rayon authorities and a call for application was made.
For the next 3 weeks rayons sent applications, where they had to give information about socio-eonomic state of rayon and certify their readiness to cooperate and meet obligations (Application Form was spread during the seminar and can be found on the CBA Project official web site).
Perspectives and terms of participation with the CBA Project will be presented in village councils of all selected rayons, where villagers and townpeople (from towns with the population up to 10 000 citizens) can unite in a community, define their priorities for living conditions improvement and suggest one project for funding. In each rayon 5 projects will be selected on competition basis for funding. Community micro-projects will be financed by the Project (50% of total cost, but no more than $ 10 000), from local budgets (no less than 45%) and by the community (5%).