Country Ukraine
Region Europe - non EU member states
Duration Start 28 February, 2019 till 30 September, 2023
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Institutional development
Community development
Public policy and planning
Urban and Town planning
Civil society
Partners Chemonics
Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development
Funding USAID, U.S. Agency for International Development
Project code 11409
DG East is a five-year, $57,051,252 contract that aims to strengthen the connection and trust between citizens and their government in eastern Ukraine by promoting good
governance, accelerating economic growth, advancing anti-corruption efforts, and strengthening an inclusive civic identity. The project has the following objectives and
sub-objectives (SOs):

Objective 1: Greater acceptance of a shared civic culture based on common values and understandings
SO 1.1: Increased interaction of citizens with civil society groups
SO 1.2: Increased understanding of reform and participatory governance processes
SO 1.3: Further development of Ukrainian civic identity

Objective 2: Increased participation to improve Ukraine's governance and form processes and help resolve community problems
SO 2.1: Increased integration of separated, marginalized, or isolated populations
SO 2.2: Effective advocacy by local actors on relevant national and regional-level policies
SO 2.3: Improved local governance processes and capacities

By implementing the activities in this and subsequent work plans over the life of the
project, DG East will achieve the following results:
* Increased interaction of citizens with civil society groups
* Increased understanding of reform and participatory governance processes
* Further development of Ukrainian civic identity
* Increased integration of separated, marginalized or isolated populations
* Effective advocacy by local actors on relevant national regional-level policies
* Improved local governance processes and capacities

DG East will provide opportunities for citizens to engage with their government, provide government with resources to support their citizens, and create opportunities
for citizens of Ukraine to create hope in their future and positive changes in their daily lives.