Swiss Cooperation Strategy Ukraine 2007 – 2010 at a Glance

“Switzerland supports Ukraine in its move towards a democratic society, ensuring equal access of people to decision making processes, social justice, rule of law and to the benefits of the market economy”
Sector Health Rule of Law and Democracy Agriculture and Rural Development
Priority Theme Reproductive Health (incl. Mother and Child Health) Justice System Public Sector Reform (incl. Decentralisation) Rural Production Systems
Sector Objectives UA supported in developing/ implementing accessible, effective & comprehensive public health system in maternal & child health care, promotion of healthy lifestyles & social services UA assisted in developing sustainable pro-European models and practices of criminal justice system & the judiciary based on the rule of law & aimed at systemic changes (justice provision) Ukraine assisted in decentralisation and devolution of powers from national to local level Sustainable development of rural areas based on forestry and agriculture supported
Strategy Scaling down the support of perinatal health care while integrating it into UA health care system Increase the support of inter-disciplinary healthy lifestyle promotion Improve local social services delivery Adapting the detention situation to European Stds. Reducing prison population (e.g. pre-trial detention) Centre for competence for penitentiary system (develop & pilot models) Decrease level of juvenile crime (prevention strategy) Pilot improved sectoral & systemic decentralisation models & integration into nat. approaches Assist government in coordinating various decentralisation initiatives Gradually phase out support to sustainable production of organic agricultural products and forestry
Approaches Poverty orientation and Human Rights Based Approach, Participatory approaches, social mobilisation Promotion of strong partnerships between local institutions, personalities with international institutions and experts. Developing synergies between sectors and maintaining geographical focus. Piloting for scaling up. Co-financing and supporting projects jointly with other multi- and bi-lateral organisations.
Transversal Topics Gender as a transversal topic will be mainstreamed throughout all aspects of the Cooperation Strategy. Components of governance (i.e. participation, transparency, accountability) are interlinked with the Human Rights Based Approach which will be piloted as one of the guiding principles for operationalising the Cooperation Strategy.
Target Groups Infants & children (3 yrs), teenagers, adolescents (13-25 yrs), couples, pregnant women/ partners.    Local public admin, health authorities, medical and social specialists, NGOs Govt. agencies & parliam. groups, local self-govt. Judges, prosecutors, police. Prison staff, inmates (women and juveniles)Vulnerable/ excluded groups.   Community members Local communities. Private sector. Local and regional authorities. Central Government, Parliament,  Office of President. Academia.  NGOs, think tanks Local authorities.  Small and medium scale farmers.   Assocs. of farmers.       Rural communities
Partners NGOs, UN, USAID, EU. Ministries of: Health, Educ. Youth & Sports.   Local administration and community members Penitentiary State Dep., Gov’t stakeholders. National and internat. NGO, organisations (UN, WB).                  Courts & Ministries Village councils, rayon and oblast councils and state administrations. NGOs, think tanks.          Private sector organizations. Research and academic institutions. Cabinet of Ministers, Parliament Committees, Office of  President State Forestry Committee.           SMEs and NGOs.                Donor organisations. Nat/reg/CH research and training insts.
Policy Dialogue Strengthening primary health care.  Integrated Mother and Child Health services Criminal justice system reform. Humanisation of Penitentiary system Promoting Decentralisation and Local Self-Government Reform Certification of forest and organic production