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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.