Donors to the Project: United Nations Development Programme
Implementing Parties: The UN Country Team, SeeD, with the specific participation of UNDP, UNICEF and IOM
Dates: 01/11/2016 - ongoing
The events and developments of the past two years created a multi-faceted political, socio-economic and humanitarian crisis, particularly acute in eastern Ukraine. The Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA), conducted jointly by the EU, the UN and the World Bank, identified that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine has had a direct and highly negative impact on social cohesion, resilience, livelihoods, community security, and rule of law. In order to inform its future programmatic interventions to address the negative impact of the current crisis, UNDP - in partnership with UNICEF and IOM - will implement the SCORE Index in the five most eastern oblasts (Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (main target regions), as well as Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Zaporizhia oblasts).
The SCORE - Eastern Ukraine will provide information on the quality of inter-group relations, as well as citizen-state relations, with an emphasis on human security, institutional trust, perceptions of state efficiency, and corruption. At its core, there will be a representative survey of residents of the five oblasts listed above. In addition to the main survey, UNDP will implement parts of the SCORE Index at the checkpoints in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. By conducting the SCORE survey at the checkpoints, UNDP will seek to capture the views, opinions and attitudes of the commuting population, i.e., the segment of the society that is maintaining contact between government controlled and non-government controlled areas. The results of the survey will consequently serve as an analytical basis for UNDP and other participating agencies and inform future UN programmatic interventions in the region. The fieldwork for data collection is currently underway.