Analytics: Coordination of Reconstruction and Recovery with the Regional Development Policy in Ukraine
Analytics: Coordination of Reconstruction and Recovery with the Regional Development Policy in Ukraine

Date: 10.07.2023

Author: Janez Sustersic

Photo: "Depositphotos"

This new research by Janez Sustersic covers the combination of the reconstruction effort in Ukraine with the policy of its regional development, vertical and horizontal coordination, available financial instruments and planning for recovery at the regional and local levels.

We are pleased to present to you high-quality analytical material from U-LEAD expert Janez Sustersic.

This policy paper discusses the challenges of the regional development policy within the context of post-war reconstruction and recovery efforts. The process of reconstruction, recovery and modernization presents the regional development policy with three important challenges:

  • integrating the regional development dimension into the restoration process,

  • designing effective instruments for empowering and supporting regionally and locally driven development initiatives,

  • strengthening the horizontal coordination of the RDP with sectoral policies implemented at the state level.

The main message of the policy paper is that the state regional policy should gradually embrace the principles and practices of a place-sensitive approach, following good practices of some EU member states. The place-sensitive approach to regional development policy combines three basic principles:

  • differentiation between regions based on similarities and divergencies in their economic, social and resource structure and key development constraints;

  • coordination that combines both the top-down and the bottom-up approach to identify regions' potentials and design projects and policy initiatives;

  • integrated (multi-dimensional) approach to development interventions in a region, as opposed to poorly coordinated sectoral approaches.

From this aspect, the paper has analysed the current system of planning and coordination for recovery in Ukraine as well as the broader medium-term challenges of vertical and horizontal coordination of the regional development policy. Recommendations are summarized in the paper, too.

Link to the policy paper.

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#advice
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01.12.2022
How can municipalities recover documents lost due to the war?
U-LEAD experts answer this question.
#advice
#document management
#war
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30.11.2022
Municipalities Are Learning to Provide Their Residents with Shelters
The need for protective structures, their types and construction-related legislation in the latest U-LEAD information session.
#war
#shelter
#news
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29.11.2022
Women’s Leadership in Wartime: Contributing to Victory at the Local Level
Read our big article to learn about the challenges of the great war, the work of female heads of municipalities and the Sixth Ukrainian Women’s Congress supported by U-LEAD.
#war
#gender aspects
#woman's leadership
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26.11.2022
Municipal professionals from the Odesa and Zaporizhzhia oblasts learn best food security practices from their neighbours
U-LEAD experts help them develop programmes to increase resilience and self-sufficiency in wartime.
#food security
#war
#advice
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18.11.2022
What makes municipalities resilient — the first lessons after February 24
It is already obvious that a full-scale invasion of Ukraine is not taking place according to the initial scenario. Vox Ukraine writes about the little-discussed, but crucially important factor that helped the country to survive.
#analytics
#war
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31.10.2022
U-LEAD experts help municipalities develop food security programmes
The U-LEAD with Europe Programme is committed to providing comprehensive help to municipalities to overcome the challenges caused by the war.
#war
#advice
#food security
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22.10.2022
In Mezhova municipality, U-LEAD’s mobile Administrative Service Centre helps residents affected by shelling
Mezhova Village Council was one of the first in Ukraine to receive a mobile ASC with U-LEAD's support.
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#war
#Administrative Service Center
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20.10.2022
Waste management in wartime: tips for municipalities (INFOGRAPHIC)
The war affected and changed the municipalities of Ukraine. Many Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes, which caused a change in the load on critical infrastructure in most municipalities. Municipal waste management is no exception.
#waste management
#advice
#war
#internally displaced persons
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28.09.2022
Land lease e-contract. How does the lessor — the local council — work with this tool?
A U-LEAD expert Andrii Pohorilyi examines closely the process of executing a contract of land lease from the perspective of the lessor, i.e. a local self-government body.
#advice
#analytics
#land lease
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20.12.2021
Should taxpayers pay PIT where they live?
Where do Ukrainians live, work and pay taxes - this is a new book that contains results of a joint research conducted by U-LEAD and SKL International.
#PIT
#analytics
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03.11.2021
School nutrition reform. Ways to communicate with children
Communication is often overlooked as an important element contributing to the successful implementation of change on the ground. The success of the reform in general depends on the effective communication with pupils, their parents, and municipality residents.
#analytics
#education
#sectoral reforms
#food
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01.11.2021
Healthy Community as the Heads’ Primary Goal
This article is about the important and often unconscious need of each of us – maintaining one's own health
#analytics
#health care
#sectoral reforms
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16.07.2021
First Electronic Land Auction Announced
This article will address the key legislative initiatives related to organizing and conducting electronic land auctions, particularly by considering the initial implementation practices for this instrument.
#land reform
#digitalization
#analytics
#spatial planning
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