Partnership for local economic development and democratic governance
Stronger local government, better future for communities in Ukraine
The new Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance (PLEDDG), is a five-year, 19.5 million initiative funded by Global Affairs Canada. It will see FCM's municipal experts support their counterparts in Ukraine in their efforts to further generate economic growth and ensure all citizens participate in shaping their community and their country's future.
This new partnership will build on local economic development initiatives FCM has helped to implement in Ukraine during the past five years. Since 2010, FCM's municipal experts have helped cities and towns in the Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv regions work together on strategies to boost tourism, map out opportunities for foreign investors, and open business support centres. Local governments also worked with FCM to co-finance regional projects that increase economic development potential while improving environmental sustainability, such as a new solid waste management system and industrial park.
FCM will also continue to work with its long-time partner, the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC), to support AUC's national advocacy efforts on behalf of local government.
- City of Yorkton, SK
- Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association
- Strathcona County, AB