Community Based Approach to Local Development
Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Rayons for Participation in CBA Project Selected in Ternopilska Oblast

On 25 June 2008 the list of rayons from Ternopilska oblast 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 Ternopilska oblast implementation unit, representatives from oblast state administration and oblast council.

Thereby, the following rayons have been selected: Berezhansky, Monastyrsky, Husyatynsky, Pidvolochysky, Lanovetsky, Zborivsky, Kozivsky, Terebovskyansky and 4 rayons are put in reserve, namely, Pidhajetsky, Buchatsky, Zbarazky, and Ternopilsky.

A call for application was ade at regional seminar held in Oblast state administration with leaders of oblast and rayons. At the seminar the Project team presented the CBA Project implementation strategy on oblast and rayon level, partnership terms with oblast and rayon authrities and made a call for application.

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 in 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%).