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Development of Regional Analytical Centers

Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2005–June 30, 2007
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

In 2004, the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies launched a program to strengthen independent regional research and analytical institutions, or think tanks, in Ukraine. The goal of the project is to help regional think tanks effectively work with grassroots civic organizations, political structures, government, the media and the public.Multiyear funding will enable eight selected think tanks to pursue activities in their regions such as monitoring social, political and economic conditions; establishing advisory councils within local self-government bodies to provide input into regional policies; developing partnerships between the think tanks and local media; conducting information and education campaigns; overseeing upcoming parliamentary and local pre-election campaigns and elections; and encouraging civic participation in ensuring free and transparent elections.