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Foreign Operations Assistance: Ukraine


Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
June 1, 2013

   
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United States Department of State
Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
Foreign Operations Assistance Fact Sheet, June 2013*

U.S. assistance programs focus on encouraging the development of a democratic, prosperous, and secure Ukraine, fully integrated into the Euro-Atlantic community. To achieve these goals, the United States promotes the development of sustainable institutions and processes that consolidate and advance democracy, human rights, and the rule of law; support energy efficiency and independence; improve conditions for investment and economic growth; combat infectious diseases; secure the Chornobyl accident site; encourage non-proliferation; and increase the Ukrainian military’s interoperability with western forces.

Assistance Activities by U.S. Goals in Ukraine

Civil society and justice sector participants actively and effectively participate in policy development and implementation with the aim of making the Government of Ukraine more transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizensDate: 2013 Description: Ukraine: FY 2012 Foreign Operations Assistance by Objective*: Peace and Security=35%; Governing Justly and Democratically=28%; Investing in People=17%; Economic Growth=19%; Humanitarian Assistance=1%. - State Dept Image

• U.S. assistance builds local governments’ capacity to manage and implement budgets; interact with citizens; deliver municipal services; and build and maintain infrastructure. U.S. training and technical advice improves judicial administration; promotes criminal justice reform in line with the improved Criminal Procedure Code; increases the availability of pro bono legal services; and improves the effectiveness of defense advocates, judges, and other actors in the criminal justice sector.

• U.S.-funded training teaches non-governmental organizations about management, financial sustainability, advocacy, and monitoring the public sector. The United States also provides independent media organizations with technical assistance to improve journalists’ professionalism and skills.

A more prosperous, resilient, and energy independent Ukrainian economy that grows the middle class and encourages foreign investment

BY ACCOUNT

FY 2012 ACTUAL

FY 2013 ESTIMATE

FY 2014 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

103,593

102,576

95,271

Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia

79,100

0

0

Economic Support Fund

0

57,131

53,957

Foreign Military Financing

7,000

6,646

4,200

Global Health Programs -State

8,753

21,863

21,204

Global Health Programs - USAID

4,400

7,724

7,500

International Military Education and Training

1,840

1,804

1,900

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

0

4,408

4,100

Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs

2,500

3,000

2,410

• U.S. technical assistance introduces energy efficiency measures at the residential and municipal levels, promotes transparency and source diversification, and encourages energy policy reform. In the financial sector, U.S. technical assistance supports the implementation of anti-corruption measures and increases financial literacy. In agriculture, U.S. technical assistance promotes market-oriented reforms; increases access to finance; builds the capacity of farmers and industry associations; and facilitates public participation in land reforms.

Ukraine’s armed forces contribute substantially to regional stability, and its border security agencies, criminal justice and law enforcement institutions, and health care system effectively fight transnational threats

• The United States trains non-commissioned officers in western military concepts and English language; provides specialized equipment to improve the interoperability of special NATO-designated Ukrainian units; and funds interoperability and capability upgrades in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Additionally, the United States trains key civilian defense officials and provides technical assistance to improve the security of Ukraine’s conventional weapons stockpiles.

FY 2000-2010 Foreign Operations Assistance (in millions)
Date: 2013 Description: FY 2000-2010 Foreign Operations Assistance (in millions). - State Dept Image

• U.S. technical assistance to law enforcement agencies focuses on professionalism and respect for human rights. Training programs also improve law enforcement effectiveness in the fight against cyber crime, trafficking of all kinds, and other transnational threats.

• U.S. training and assistance improves Ukraine’s Customs regulations and procedures while professional exchanges share best practices for investigating and prosecuting criminal export control violations. U.S. technical assistance and grants also help prevent trafficking in persons and provide social and economic assistance to victims.

• The United States provides substantial funding to the multilateral effort to secure the site of the Chornobyl nuclear accident.

BY OBJECTIVE

FY 2012 ACTUAL

FY 2013 ESTIMATE

FY 2014 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

103,593

102,576

95,271

Peace and Security

36,562

34,346

30,940

Governing Justly and Democratically

28,492

24,558

22,713

Investing in People

17,823

29,587

28,704

Economic Growth

19,419

12,885

11,914

Humanitarian Assistance

1,297

1,200

1,000

• To combat transnational health threats, U.S. technical assistance builds government and NGOs’ capacity to expand access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care services, including services for HIV-infected injecting drug users and support to orphans and vulnerable children. The U.S. government also helps Ukraine to improve the quality and expand the availability of tuberculosis treatment and prevention. U.S. technical assistance to local health officials and NGOs promotes modern family planning methods and related government policies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Coordinator's Office Annual Reports
U.S. Embassy Website
www.foreignassistance.gov
Millennium Challenge Corporation

*This fact sheet does not reflect Peace Corps funding or centrally managed or regional Foreign Operations funding that is not specifically budgeted for Ukraine.



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