The world Bank has allocated 20 million hryvnia in the implementation in Ukraine in 2017 the pilot project “helping Hand” designed to help the unemployed. This figure was announced by Minister of social policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva, reports “UKRINFORM”.
“On the implementation in Ukraine of a number of social projects the world Bank has allocated $ 300 million, including 20 million UAH for realization in 2017 of the pilot project “a helping Hand”. Its essence — creating mechanisms for returning to the labour market of the unemployed, living on welfare, being satisfied with the role of the consumer,” — said the Minister.
“Given the international experience, in the framework of the project all interested persons from among the unemployed will receive support in finding employment, including public works, and in exchange for business plans, drawn up with advice of specialists, interest-free financial assistance amounting to 65 thousand UAH, equipment and materials to start their own business”, he added.
According to him, the project “helping Hand” is designed for two years. “The project, launched in late 2016, is currently being implemented in Kharkiv, Poltava and Lviv, while Kharkiv demonstrates the best decline trend in unemployment, despite the number of refugees (200 thousand people — ed.)”, — the Minister added.
Ro to the Deputy Chairman of the Kharkiv regional state administration Mikhail Chernyak, the project involves the participation of 285 inhabitants of the region: poor people and immigrants.