Environment in emerging and transition economies

Water Reforms and National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) 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

Summary of the main areas of work and achievements.

Priority areas of work and main activities

  • Support to development and implementation of water legislation according to the 2014 EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
  • Strengthening the legal and institutional framework for water management in order to adapt to climate change.
  • Achieving sustainable water management, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation under the UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health.
  • Addressing the over-fragmentation of water supply services and identifying the necessary reforms and barriers to their implementation.


National Policy Dialogues (NPDs)

Several programs as State Programme on Flood Protection (2008) or State Programme on Water Sector Development up to 2020 (2009) were carried out and adopted under EUWI Project.

The NPDs in Ukraine have been on hold for a while due to the political instability in the country. The NPD process re-started in 2017. The information from the latest meetings is presented below:

Name of the meeting  Date and Place LoP Agenda Minutes
Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee of the NDP 15-16 June 2023, Kyiv - Agenda -
3rd Steering Committee 05 November 2019, Kyiv LoP Agenda Minutes
2nd Steering Committee 28 November 2017, Kyiv      
1st Steering Committee 28 March 2017, Kyiv LoP Agenda Minutes


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