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Poland to allocate $500,000 for business development in eastern Ukraine

Staff Writer | July 31, 2017
The Polish government and UNDP in Ukraine, in close cooperation with the Ukrainian government, launch the second phase of a project aimed at supporting businesses of conflict-affected populations.
eastern Ukraine
Trade   In close cooperation with the Ukrainian government
This is reported by the press center of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine.

The second phase of the project with a total budget of $500,000 will continue to support self-employment and the creation of new jobs for IDPs and host communities in the government-controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.

The project aims to support business skills development and providing seed grants for small-scale start-up businesses; provide advisory services to facilitate the creation and/or expansion of small and medium-sized enterprises; promote entrepreneurship through a motivation campaign.

“Creating economic foundations that can generate employment and livelihood opportunities among IDPs and conflict-affected populations remains a priority task for the UNDP in Ukraine”, Blerta Cela, UNDP’s Deputy Director, says.