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 aims to strengthen Ukraine’s municipal sector by increasing capacities in 16 Ukrainian cities to advance local democracy and economic development. The project will strengthen local democracy through implementing an open government model and ensuring transparent and effective decision-making by local government. It will foster enabling conditions for the creation and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises, with a focus on women entrepreneurs, and facilitate decentralization of authorities and integrated development planning at the local, regional and national levels.
PLEDDG will promote a green municipal environment for Ukrainian cities, as well as trade and investment between Canada and Ukraine. The program will also contribute to Canada-Poland coordinated engagement with Ukraine.