On July 25th, the fifth meeting of the Steering Committee of the Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine was co-chaired in a virtual format by Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics Mike Pyle, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov, and European Commission Director-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations Gert Jan Koopman.
The group discussed progress to align donor and international financial institution (IFI) assistance with Ukraine’s priority needs. The group commended the progress made since the last steering committee meeting and recognized there is more to do to ensure these efforts are fully coordinated and synchronized. Donors committed to continue working to match available financing to identified gaps building on recent sectoral workshops. In addition, participants discussed how to coordinate support for Ukraine’s reform agenda, including by aligning donor support around a consolidated view of Ukraine’s reform priorities.
Deputy National Security Advisor Pyle welcomed the strengthened coordination between Ukraine, donors, and IFIs to ensure assistance is meeting Ukraine’s priorities. He underscored the role of the Platform as the primary vehicle for donors to engage together with Ukraine on its priorities for recovery and reconstruction, leveraging the critical expertise of the IFIs and the central role of the EU. DNSA Pyle called for the group to intensify its efforts to prioritize and sequence donor and IFI support for Ukraine’s investment and reform plans. He reiterated these efforts will create an enabling environment for investment, job creation, and economic growth and stability.
Collaboration within the Platform will continue in the coming weeks, and the Steering Committee will meet again in September.