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European Union

Preparation of the EU-funded agricultural sector programme in Ukraine Phase 2

Lot No 4 -Sectorial and project evaluations - CONTRACT FOR SERVICES No. 2005/112023 Version 1

Final report

Client: of the European Commission in Ukraine

ECORYS Nederland BV

Experts: Richard Moody (Team Leader); Inna Bayda; Gennadiy Kuznetsov; Yuriy Bakun

Kyiv, February 2007

This study was financed by the European Commission and executed by ECORYS Evaluation Group Consortium. The opinions expressed are those of the consultants and do not represent any official view of the European Commission or the Government of Ukraine.

ECORYS Nederland BV

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Table of contents

Report cover page 5

List of abbreviations 6

Project synopsis 7

Executive summary 9

1 Report on activities carried out during the reporting period 10

2 Lessons learned and recommendations 13

Annex 1 Project Work Plan and methodology 15

Annex 2 Project Fiche – English and Ukrainian 23

Annex 3 Meeting notes final phase 113

Annex 4 SWAP experience 119

Annex 5 Meeting notes 129

Annex 6 Comments on the draft General State Program on social-economic development of Ukrainian Village for the period up to 2015 131

Annex 7 English language Training report 155

Annex 8 Briefing Note Modalities, conditionalities and budget allocation 161

Annex 9 SWAP Information for the MAP Website 167

Annex 10 Briefing note on discussion of possibilities of joint implementation and financing 171

Annex 11 Briefing note on Review of WB public expenditures study (medium term expenditure framework MTEF) 173

Annex 12 List of Participants of Final Presentation 179

Report cover page

Project Title

Preparation of the EU-funded agricultural sector programme in Ukraine (Phase 2)

Project Number

EC Framework Contract Europe Aid

Lot 4: Sectoral and project evaluation

Contract Number

2006/124076

Country

Ukraine

Contracting Authority

EC Consultant

Name

Delegation of the European Commission in Ukraine

ECORYS Nederland BV

Address

10 Kruhlo-Universitetska St.,

Kyiv, 01024

Ukraine

Watermanweg 44

3067 GG Rotterdam

The Netherlands

Tel. Number

+ (380-44) 253 3020

+ (31-10) 453 8800

Fax number

+ (380-44) 230 2390

+ (31-10) 452 3660

Telex number

25490 NECIN NL

Contact person

Natalya KORCHAKOVA,

Project Manager

Richard Moody

Team Leader

E-mail

natalya.korchakova@t

ecorys_kyiv@

Signatures

[date]

Type of report : Final Report

Date of report : 9.02.07

Reporting period : 17.11.06 – 9.02.07

Author of report : Richard Moody - Team Leader

List of abbreviations

CIDA

Canadian International Development Agency

SIDA

Swedish International Development Agency

ECD

Delegation of the European Commission Ukraine

EC

European Commission

EU

European Union

ToR

Terms of References

SWAP

Sector Wide Approach Programme

MTEF

Medium-term Expenditure Framework

WTO

World Trade Organisation

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy

NGO

Non-government organisations

MAP

Ministry of Agrarian Policy

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

Project synopsis

Project Title

Preparation of the EU-funded agricultural sector programme in Ukraine (Phase 2)

Contract Number

2006/124076

Country

Ukraine

Wider Objectives

To set a framework for application of the sector wide approach in Ukraine's agricultural sector

Specific Objective(s)

to finalise the EC's sector-wide project fiche in consultation with the relevant counterparts within the Ukrainian government, donor organisations and other involved stakeholders;

To build up institutional capacity of the key stakeholders (Ministries, agricultural NGOs, veterinary services) that will be later involved in development and implementation of agricultural sector programme.

Expected Results

The eligible activities per each component are identified and agreed with the Ukrainian government and the donors

A set of modalities is suggested

A set of conditionalities fully acceptable to the government of Ukraine is suggested

No overlapping and maximal synergy effect with other donors are achieved

The government of Ukraine has actively participated in formulation of the activities and is well prepared to lead the process of the implementation of the sector–wide approach in agriculture

Visibility of the EU actions in the agricultural sector is increased.

Requested services

Activities specified in work plan

To suggest a list of planned activities and expected results (per each component listed in the sector wide project fiche) agreed with the Ukrainian government, donor organisations and other involved stakeholders

To update the current state of affairs in the agricultural policy in Ukraine and to revise accordingly the relevant chapters of the agricultural SWAP1 project fiche

To hold thematic consultations with relevant stakeholders groups regarding the activities to be foreseen and the results to be expected under each project component;

To suggest conditionalities to be required from the government for the implementation of the agricultural SWAP project

To suggest variants of implementing modalities of the agricultural SWAP project

to organise training in sector approach, sector programming and EU policies in agriculture and rural development for the Ukrainian key policy and decision makers

To arrange general and specialised English language training of the civil servants responsible for coordination and implementation of the agricultural SWAP project.

Contract Signature

15.08.06

Project Duration

4 months + 2 months

Executive summary

All activities were undertaken and outputs produced as required by the TORs and as specified in the approach and methodology as well as a number of additional activities and outputs as agreed with the PM and the Beneficiary.

Activities

The following activities were undertaken in the reporting period (for more details please see activity report below):

  • Discussion of possibilities of joint implementation;

  • Briefing note on discussion of possibilities of joint implementation and financing;

  • On the basis of the agreed list conduct language training in accordance with training plan agreed with participants;

  • Organise public event for presentation of SWAP fiche for 1 February;

  • Present SWAP fiche;

  • Produce final report;

  • Send final to appropriate parties;

  • Review WB public expenditures study (medium term expenditure framework);

  • Analysis of experience of SWAP, and budgetary support ;

  • Propose conditionalities;

  • On the basis of the agreed list conduct language training in accordance with training plan agreed with participants.

Outputs

All outputs as required by the TORs and approach and methodology have been produced and are annexed to this report as detailed below including project fiche, briefing note on SWAP experience, comments on the State Programme ( additional ), English Language training report, briefing note on modalities and conditionalities, SWAP information for the Website, briefing note on joint implementation and financing and a briefing note on review of WB public expenditure study and MTEF.

Timing

The project was extended until 9th February 2007 in order to enable the delayed language courses to be implemented and to allow the MAP further time to consider the proposed activities. Remaining activities were conducted on time, according to the revised timetable as agreed with the PM.

1Report on activities carried out during the reporting period

Activities
(numbering refers to project work plan and methodology as attached in annex 1)

37.Discussion of possibilities of joint implementation

Repeated meetings and correspondence in particular with the World Bank team and with other donors to coordinate activities – agreement that this activity should continue during TOR preparation and implementation phases as well as future programming activities.

38. Briefing note on discussion of possibilities of joint implementation and financing

On the basis of the above discussions and correspondence a briefing note on joint implementation and financing was prepared (annex 10). The briefing note concludes that whilst there is a willingness to jointly implement and finance, that further discussions are required on precise modalities at the management level.

39. On the basis of the agreed list conduct language training in accordance with training plan agreed with participants

Language training courses conducted in accordance with training plan. The contractor was selected on the basis of agreed criteria, the students selected according to agreed criteria and testing and an agreed study plan implemented including final testing and attendance certificates (annex 7).

40. Organise public event for presentation of SWAP fiche for 1 February

Final event for presentation of SWAP fiche organised and implemented. Jointly with the MAP and in premises proved by the MAP with participation of the key MAP beneficiaries, ECD, the private sector, other projects and NGO’s. (attendance list attached as annex 12).

41. Present SWAP fiche

At the above public event the key activities of the project were reported and the key outputs presented including the project fiche. A discussed followed:

  • Produce final report;

  • Send final to appropriate parties.

Activities postponed from previous phase

27. Review WB public expenditures study (medium term expenditure framework)

After considerable delays the WB public expenditure report was identified and analysis was undertaken on the sections relevant to the activities of the project. As no MTEF is currently available ,a review of public financial management reports was undertaken and the multi-annual budge of the latest state programme in the agricultural sector was considered in this light. It was concluded that whilst no MTEF is in place and the budget of the state programme does not replace it in the sector there is a willingness in the government to address this issue and considerable donor activity in the sphere which should lead to its production in the medium term. (annex 11)

28. Analysis of experience of SWAP and budgetary support

Analysis undertaken and briefing note sent to PM (annex4) In summary SWAPs have had mixed success in the natural resources sector primarily in Africa where they have been implemented, largely as a result of problems with the dominant means by which sector-wide approaches have been implemented – the sector investment programme. But increasing awareness and capacity building has led to a more coherent view, in which SWAPs are seen as a long-term process, with objectives including stronger management and policy capacity within government, a more coherent, broadly owned sector policy framework, and greater attention to financial sustainability.

29. Propose conditionalities

Conditionalities proposed and discussed with PM (annex 8). Conditionalities are targeted at individual activities as preconditions for activity in the particular sphere.

2Lessons learned and recommendations

  1. Consider project (possibly twinning) for agricultural statistics and for review of agricultural subsidies for the MAP.

  2. Look at possibilities of farm management curriculum development within ENPI instruments.

  3. As the input of the project into the “State programme for the development of the Ukrainian village” was appreciated by the MAP (Mr Drobot), examine possibilities to continue to support this process.

  4. Agree in advance a mechanism for the Beneficiary to consider and approve the programming document (e.g. fiche) as a lack thereof leads to delay and lack of clarify.

Annex 1 Project Work Plan and methodology

Tasks – according to TORs and proposal

Timing as per technical Proposal

Specific project activities

Deadlines (by latest)

Responsible

RM, O, YB, IB, GK, ALL2

Initial kick off meeting with PM

28 August

RM

Analysis Phase

To collect policy / legal documents drafted/ approved since 1 January 2006 by the Ukrainian government and independent policy units (NGOs and donor-funded);and to review

policy documents prepared by the Ukrainian-German policy group

FAO agricultural policy project

USAID agricultural policy project

package of documents for preparation of the World Bank project on agricultural competitiveness

DFID rural development programme

a draft of the State programme for agriculture and rural development developed by the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and advise the Ministry on consistency of the proposed actions with EU agriculture and rural development policies; the assistance shall be rendered to the Ministry of Agricultural Policy to revise the programme accordingly (up to 10 man/days)

Week 3

  1. Collect and review new Ukrainian govt policies/laws – per component

  2. Collect and review new non govt policy documents

  3. Collect and review documents of Ukrainian – Germany policy group

  4. Collect and review documents of FAO policy project

  5. Collect and review documents of USAID policy project

  6. Collect and review documents for preparation of WB project including Medium term Expenditure framework and Achieving Ukraine’s agricultural potential 2004

  7. Collect and review documents of DFID rural development programme

  8. Collect and review documents on the state programme for agriculture

4 - 12 September

  1. YB,IB,GK

  2. YB,IB,GK

  3. RM

  4. YB

  5. RM

  6. GK

  7. RM

  8. ALL

Meetings with

i) Ukrainian- Germany Policy Group

ii) FAO

iii) USAID

iv) WB

v) DFID

vi) CIDA

vii) IFC

viii) SIDA

ix) Swiss bilateral

  1. Organise and undertake meetings

4 – 12 September

i) RM

ii) YB

iii) RM

iv) GK

v) RM

vi) IB

vii) IB

viii) IB

ix) IB

To identify key policy and decision makers whose informed position will positively affect the introduction of SWAP and implementation of agricultural sector programme in Ukraine

Week 3

  1. Identify key policy and decision makers in each component

  2. Prepare list of key policy and decision makers

4 -12 September

  1. YB,IB,GK

  2. YB,IB,GK

To identify in cooperation with the EC Project Manager the participants in the various thematic consultations. The list of invitees to the thematical discussions is subject to approval of the EC Project Manager. The participants shall be nominated by the Ukrainian government and shall be responsible for coordination and implementation of the SWAP. The thematic consultation groups shall be formed primarily from representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Agricultural Policy and its subordinate bodies, the World Bank, the German-Ukrainian policy group, the FAO policy project, IFC, SIDA, CIDA, DFID, JICA and other interested parties.

Week 3

  1. Identify invitees and prepare list of invitees to thematic discussions

4- - 12 September

  1. YB,IB,GK

The list of participants for language training is subject to approval by the EC Project Manager.

Week 4

  1. Discuss list of invitees with PM

13 September

  1. ALL

Inception report

  • Prepare and submit inception report

15 September

RM

To arrange Ukrainian translation and preparation of documents on SWAP in the agriculture for further distribution amongst Ukrainian key stakeholders

Week 5

  1. Arrange translation of SWAP materials and arrange translation of presentation

  2. Discuss and propose SWAP Page on Ministry Website http://www.minagro.gov.ua

18-22 September

  1. ALL

  2. ALL

  1. Prepare EU food safety policy input

  2. Prepare EU Market infrastructure policy input

  3. Prepare EU rural development policy input

25-29 September

  1. GK

  2. IB

  3. YB

To check existing policy targets in terms of implementation of the ENP action plan and country strategy paper and the commitments of the Ukrainian government towards EU integration;

To make analysis of the changes in the existing policy framework and to produce a Note for the attention of EC Project Manager on this matter;

  1. Update and preparation of briefing note on

i) status of ENP action plan implementation in the sphere of agriculture

ii) on changes in Ukrainian agricultural policy per component

2 – 6 October

  1. YB,IB,GK

To provide training to key policy and decision makers within the Ukrainian government on sector approach, EU policies in agriculture and rural development. The trainings could be organised in groups or individually. The format could vary from daily training to a brief presentation (to high level officials). The aim of these activities is to have well informed and prepared Ukrainian stakeholders in a view of future SWAP project.

Week 4 - 14

  1. First component (Food safety) SWAP training - practical input into joint preparation of SWAP programme with the Ministry

  2. Second component (Market infrastructure) SWAP training - practical input into joint preparation of SWAP programme with the Ministry

  1. Third component (Rural development) SWAP training - practical input into joint preparation of SWAP programme with the Ministry

i) Distribution of SWAP materials

ii) Request feedback in oral and written form

16-28 October

  1. RM GK

  2. RM IB

  3. RM YB

To ensure that the proposed activities for thematic consultations are compliant with EU policies. In this activity, the Consultant will take into account the lessons learnt from the previous EU Tacis projects, in particular, for:

food safety component – WTO-SPS and organic farming projects;

market infrastructure component – agro logistics and agro insurance projects;

capacity building - IBPP projects: reform of agricultural management and interprofessional organisations in the agricultural sector.

  1. Preliminary analysis of activity proposals (gathered during join work) for compliance with EU policies

  2. Consider proposed activities in light of relevant project recommendations

23-27 October

  1. RM

  2. RM

To make suggestions on how to update the draft of the EC's SWAP project fiche.

Week 6

  1. Prepare first draft proposals for amendment of SWAP fiche

23 – 27 October

  1. ALL

The Agricultural SWAP project fiche shall be discussed with the EC Project Manager no later than 7 weeks after beginning of the assignment; a Ukrainian translation of the fiche shall be arranged by Contractor.

Week 7

  1. Discussion of updated project fiche with PM

23 – 27 October

  1. All

To review the study released by the World Bank on public expenditures in the agricultural sector in preparation of its loan; To review the existing medium term expenditure framework

Week 7

  1. Review WB public expenditures study (medium term expenditure framework)

30 October – 3 November

  1. ALL

To review existing experience of application of sector wide approach, budgetary support and examples of implementing modalities in the relevant sectors. To propose options of conditionalities for consideration to the EC Project Manager

Week 8

  1. Analysis of experience of SWAP, budgetary support and the role of conditionalities.

  2. Propose conditionalities

30 October – 3 November

  1. IB RM

  2. ALL

To analyse the possibility of Twinning projects in fields related to the project priorities (food safety, market infrastructure, rural development)

Week 7

  1. Analyse possibilities for twinning projects

  2. Propose twinning projects per component

6 – 10 November

  1. ALL

  2. RM

To hold thematic consultations with the relevant stakeholders groups regarding the activities to be foreseen and results to be expected under each project component.

Week 4 - 12

Thematic consultations

  1. First component (Food safety) – discussions on activities

  2. Second component (Market infrastructure) discussions on activities

  3. Third component (Rural development) discussions on activities

6-16 November

  1. RM GK

  2. RM IB

  3. RM YB

To submit the minutes of the thematic discussions to the EC Project Manager;

Week 12

  1. Prepare minutes of thematic consultations

  2. Submit minutes to PM

17 November

17 November

  1. RM

  2. RM

Interim report

Weeks 12

  • Produce interim report

  • Send interim report to PM and to appropriate parties

17 November

RM

To analyse possible modalities and conditionalities in the perspective of co-financing/joint implementation and joint implementation/co-operation with the World Bank on food safety and market infrastructure and agricultural competitiveness and/or other donors (CIDA-rural development, SIDA-market infrastructure, IFC–market infrastructure, JICA)

Week 9

  1. Discussion of possibilities of joint implementation

  2. Briefing note on discussion of possibilities of joint implementation and financing

27 November – 1 December

  1. ALL

  2. RM

At least 10 civil servants will take part in this training (tentative schedule: 3 - month course, 4 hours per week). The exact programme shall be proposed by the Consultant and necessary budgetary arrangements shall be made in the budget proposal.

Week 4 - 14

  1. On the basis of the agreed list conduct language training in accordance with training plan agreed with participants

17 September – 17 December

  1. O

The Agricultural SWAP project fiche shall be presented in a public event to both the Ukrainian authorities and the donor community to be held no later than 2 week before the end of the assignment

Week 15

  1. Organise public event for presentation of SWAP fiche

  2. Present SWAP fiche

4 - 8 December

  1. O

  2. ALL

Final report

Week 16

  • Produce final report

  • Send final to appropriate parties

11 – 16 December

RM



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