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Promoting integrated urban development in Ukraine

Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine II

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

  • Cofinancier

    Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2019 to 2025

  • Products and expertise

    Governance and democracy

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In 2016 the Ukrainian Government undertook to comply with the principles of the Leipzig Charter as guidelines for sustainable urban development. Against this background, the project Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine II builds on the potentials for improving integrated urban development in Ukraine by applying and mainstreaming integrated urban development approaches in the steering processes at both national and local level.

Since 2023, the project has been making another important contribution to adapting the consultation agenda to the establishment of a national urban development policy that aims to harmonise the existing regulatory framework for planning, building and reconstruction with a view to joining the EU; to advising communities on developing and updating the spatial and strategic planning basis, integrated urban development concepts and/or comprehensive recovery programmes (CRP); and the provision of practical measures for learning and capacity development.


The conditions for improving the national policy framework for integrated urban development have improved and are related to specific questions about establishing a national urban development policy and urban reconstruction, and to EU accession.

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On behalf of the German Government and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the project works in the cities of Vinnytsia, Chernivtsi, Poltava, Lviv, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Melitopol and Mykolaiv, and Podil, a district of Kyiv.

The project’s main fields of activity are the national urban development strategy and housing policy, practices in promoting urban development, local economic development, and improving local administrations. A learning network enables people to share urban experiences and to feed them into the national political process.

Last update: July 2023

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