17, the PLEDDG Project Steering Committee met. Participants discussed joint
projects that have been implemented since the beginning of the cooperation and
The Partnership for Local
Economic Development and Democratic Governance Project is being implemented by
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Its main tasks are to support
decentralization, the development of small and medium-sized businesses, and to
ensure transparency in local government decision-making.
During the period of work
with the PLEDDG Project, experts, consultants, specialists of Vinnytsia City
Council and the public have developed a number of strategic program documents,
the implementation of which creates qualitatively new opportunities for
development in these areas.
Vinnytsia Mayor Serhii
Morhunov said that PLEDDG is one of the few international projects that gives
concrete results for local self-government.
“Those programs developed
with the support of PLEDDG made it possible to attract investors who built and
opened three new plants over the last three years. By and large, we have been
given the opportunity to learn from Canadian experts their experience and best
practices. Mechanisms of working with potential investors have been worked out,
as they need to be accompanied, and which conditions, within our powers, we can
create for attracting investors,” said Serhii Morhunov.
The Mayor noted that
among the joint projects is the Program for Strengthening the Competitiveness
of Small and Medium-sized Businesses for 2017-2020; The Investment Promotion
Facility Program for 2018-2020; Vinnytsia Marketing Strategy; Strategy of Space
for Communication and Participation ‘City of Contents’; support for inclusive
entrepreneurship; evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of Strategy-2020.
Under development is The
Social Entrepreneurship Support Program and the City Tourism Strategy to help
meet the challenges the city has.
to Ukraine Larisa Galadza said it was important to consolidate the results
achieved with Canada's assistance and to ensure that the tools and processes
presented by the project remained practical and become part of the core
“This project brings the best of experience
across Canada, offering effective tools for strategic planning, resource
allocation and citizen engagement. We are in the final stages of the project.
If these tools are embedded in your decision-making processes, it will speak to
the success of this project. Collaboration between Canada and Ukraine experts
will help ensure that these instruments are relevant to your needs and
sensitive to the interests and needs of your citizens,” said Larisa Galadza.