Development Cooperation with Ukraine
Sweden has supported the Ukraine reform agenda since 1995. During the 2014-2020 Strategy’s period, the overall objective of the Swedish reform cooperation with Ukraine is: i) enhanced economic integration with the EU and development of market economy; ii) strengthened democracy, greater respect for human rights and more fully developed state under the rule of law; iii) a better environment, reduced climate impact and enhanced resilience to environmental impact and climate change. Between 2014-2020 Sweden will have allocated EUR 175 mln for various programmes and projects.
Main areas of cooperation and expected results
The cooperation in Ukraine is focused in 3 main areas: 1) economic integration and market economy, 2) democratic governance and human rights and 3) natural resources and environment.
The cooperation in Ukraine is expected to result in the following:
- Enhanced economic integration with the EU and development of market economy;
- Strengthened democracy, greater respect for human rights and a more fully developed state under the rule of law;
- Focusing on strengthened public administration and judicial systems;
- Focusing on increased enjoyment of human rights and greater opportunities to exercise democratic influence;
- A better environment, reduced climate impact and enhanced resilience to environmental impact and climate change.
Our main partners:
- Swedish Ukrainian twinning and technical assistance, with the aim of building institutional capacity
- Ukrainian civil society organizations
- International nongovernmental organizations, such as National Democratic Institute, East Europe Foundation and Global Action Plan
- Intergovernmental organizations, such as Council of Europe and the OECD
- Development banks (EBRD, The World Bank, NEFCO, EIB) through investment grants and technical assistance.