Community Based Approach to Local Development
Friday, 27 November 2009

DEPUTIES FROM CHERKASKA OBLAST COUNCIL SUPPORT EU/UNDP CBA PROJECT

Holding the thirteens session of Cherkaska oblast council on 27 Novemebr 2009, deputies have examined the process of realization of joint EU/ UNDP Community Based Approach to Local Development (CBA) Project in Cherkaska oblast. As of today under the auspices of oblast authorities the Project has been successfully realized by rural communities in 8 selected rayons. The majority of community initiatives has already received the first trance from the Project and rayon budgets, as well as they have attracted funds from communities and local business and started to realize their micro-projects that will improve local social and economic climate in the settlement. In crisis meeting the development of comunity initiative halfway, oblast authorities decided to support realization of micro-projects through allocation of funds from oblast budget and in August 2009 aproved Special-Purpose Programme Implementation of joint EU/ UNDP Community Based Approach to Local Development Project in Cherkaska oblast in 2009-2010. This special-purpose programme presupposes financial support of the Project for the sum of UAH 270,000 through giving rayon budgets a subvention from oblast budget at the rate of 10% from 45% share of rayon and village budgets. On 27 November deputies of oblast council made necessary amendments to the approved Special-Purpose Programme to support the rayons that in crisis could not find necessary funds in local budgets and attracted additional funds to the estimated sum. The process of the Project implementation is being regularly covered in local media. Deputies of oblast council suggested the CBA OIU (headed by N. Belyukhina) to organize training for all village heads to popularize experience of the Project realization in successful communities of the region.