Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance Project (PLEDDG) is a 6-year technical assistance project implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and financed by Global Affairs Canada.

The project aimed to strengthen Ukraine’s municipal sector by increasing capacities in 16 Ukrainian cities to advance local democracy and economic development. The project implemented an open government model to ensure transparent and effective decision-making by local government. It fosters enabling conditions for the creation and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises, with a focus on women entrepreneurs, and facilitates decentralization of authorities and integrated development planning at the local, regional and national levels.

PLEDDG promotes a green municipal environment for Ukrainian cities, as well as trade and investment between Canada and Ukraine. The program also contributes to Canada-Poland coordinated engagement with Ukraine.

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This program is funded by Global Affairs Canada.

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