Environment in emerging and transition economies

National policy dialogue (NPD) in Ukraine



Year of NPD launch:  2007

Present NPD Chair and strategic partners in the government: State Committee for Water Management, Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services

Source of NPD funding: European Union, Government of Israel, Government of Norway

The development of a roadmap of reforms to support inter-municipal cooperation in the water sector alongside a pilot project for analysing the appropriate scale and scope of water supply and sanitation (WSS) systems was facilitated in the context of the national policy dialogue (NPD) in Ukraine. This page summarises the main activities and achievements since 2007.

The NPD in Ukraine has been facing significant challenges due to the unstable political environment and subsequent changes in government personnel. Some significant achievements have been reached nonetheless.

  • The State Programme on Flood Protection in the basin of the rivers Dniester, Prut and Seret was prepared and adopted in 2008. A bilateral agreement was signed with Moldova on
    water cooperation.

  • In 2009, the State Programme on Water Sector Development up to 2020 was adopted. This addresses climate change adaptation issues, and the implementation of river basin management principles. The NPD contributed to a strengthened legal, institutional and managerial framework that helps to cope with climate change.

  • National Targets were drafted under the Protocol on Water and Health with reference to the work in other EECCA countries such as the Republic of Moldova. The draft has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment for consultation.

Plans for the future

The NPD in Ukraine is currently on hold because of the political instability in the country. It is expected that the NPD process will re-start in 2016.

Dniester river, Ukraine

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Further Reading



You can consult the Country Review about the priorities, key achievements and plans for the future.



Enhancing Inter-municipal Cooperation for Water Supply and Sanitation

The report includes country-based case studies for inter-municipal cooperation in the water sector, discussion and synthesis of the case studies’ outcomes, recommendations and policy options for Ukraine related to inter-municipal cooperation in the water sector, and conclusion / practical considerations on the potential, effectiveness, and viability of inter-municipal cooperation in the area of water services provision.




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