On 30-31 January, several international stakeholders discussed the results, joint efforts and progress made under the EU-supported Early Recovery Programme in Ukraine at the annual conference in the country’s capital, Kyiv.
Representatives of the EU, European Investment Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, national and international counterparts also discussed the preliminary results of a survey on the socio-economic impact of the programme. Most survey respondents (70%) think that the recovery of social infrastructure facilities will help to generate new jobs, 61% think it will produce better working conditions and 70% think it will ease access to social services.
As a result of the programme, 18 social infrastructure facilities have been successfully repaired already: namely hospitals, schools, kindergartens, hostels and libraries, providing local communities with high-quality and accessible social services. Among the facilities are two kindergartens and two hospitals that opened in Melitopol and Prymorsk in Zaporizhizhia Oblast, and in Mariupol in Donetsk Oblast after large-scale renovation and modernisation work, along with six medical facilities in Kharkiv that reopened after renovation work.
The Early Recovery Programme covers nine oblasts of Ukraine. It supports the proper implementation of the Ukraine Early Recovery framework loan provided by the EIB and helps to enhance the capacities of the promoter and final beneficiaries in the country to effectively plan, operate and monitor the sub-projects to be financed under the loan.
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