Support for Ukraine in approved Development Plan

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On 20 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2018 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The plan sets out concrete measures for putting into practice Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 and has a strong emphasis on support for Ukraine.

In total 463,813 euros have been allocated in the Foreign Ministry’s budget for the implementation of bilateral cooperation for development in 2018.

More than a half of the funds will be used to hold a grant competition for development cooperation projects in the EU’s Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries, as well as a competition to co-finance projects by civil society organisations.

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An agricultural project co-financed by the United States Emerging Donors Challenge Program will be carried out in Ukraine.

"Latvia will continue sharing its expertise through participation in projects and activities funded by other donors, including the United Nations Development Programme. For the fifth consecutive year, a training programme will be run for representatives from the European Neighbourhood Policy countries, Central Asia and Western Balkans. In line with the plan, the participation of Ukrainian trainees will be ensured in the “The EU Semester in Riga” summer school. Capacity building among the Supreme Audit Institutions of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will be provided together with Sweden," the Ministry said. 

According to the plan, development cooperation measures will also be carried out by 16 other public administration institutions.

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