Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
GIZ has been working on behalf of the German Government to support Ukraine in its transition process since 1993. In 2002, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) started making funds available for development and the reform process in Ukraine.
The German Government has reiterated its support for Ukraine in implementing the ENP Action Plan. Cooperation is designed to bring Ukraine closer to the EU and to result in tangible improvements to the political, social, economic and ecological situation, based on a commitment to sustainable development.
GIZ is currently working on behalf of four German ministries and the European Union (EU) at 16 locations in Ukraine, with more than 90 national and international staff. Around 40 CIM experts and returning experts are providing support for the public administration, chambers of commerce and SMEs. The GIZ office in Kyiv opened in 2009.
Germany’s international cooperation with Ukraine focuses on three priority areas:
- sustainable economic development
- energy efficiency
- the HIV/AIDS response.
GFA Consulting Group
GFA Consulting Group has a sound track record of providing effective solutions to the challenges in the global consulting market. Based in Hamburg, the company relies on an international network of experts, partners and subsidiaries that helped implementing complex studies and projects in over 130 countries since 1982.
GFA Consulting Group provides outstanding services in strategic business areas which result from adapting to market developments. This change process is supported by GFA offices, units and subsidiariesworldwide. Hence, new themes are continuously integrated into the existing GFA portfolio. Currently, GFA offers its clients services related to 26 themes in nine clusters:
- Climate & Energy
- Agriculture & Rural Development
- Natural Resources
- Private Sector Development
- Financial Systems Development
- Labor Markets & Human Resources
- Public Sector Management & Fund Management
- Water & Sanitation
- Health & HIV/AIDS
National Association of Regional Development Agencies (NARDA)
Founded in 2001, NARDA is Ukraine's leading network of regional and local development organizations covering all Ukrainian regions. Through its member organizations NARDA is strongly rooted in all regions of Ukraine, and builds on local networks of state and non-state actors. NARDA’s mission is to contribute to formulation and implementation of the regional development policy through coordinated actions of 34 member organizations.
Areas of NARDA’s programmatic focus are:
- Elaboration/updating of regional (and local) development strategies and operational plans
- Small and medium business support, investment attraction
- Tourism development and territorial marketing
- Energy saving and alternative energy production
- Local/community and rural development