Project profile — Building Democracy


Queen's University (CA-CRA_ACR-3107868705)
2004-03-05 - 2011-01-28
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Ukraine (100.00%)


• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (25.00%)
Human rights (15160) (75.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to foster a greater understanding and an enduring commitment to the values of liberal-democratic governance, the rule of law, and public participation. It intends to do so by building a cadre of trainers and self-sustaining training programs on democratic principles to provide secondary and tertiary education institutions and their students, as well as government officials, with an understanding of their responsibilities and accountability in a system based on the rule of law and respect for civil liberties.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results at end of project include: According to survey data, courses using the project-supported Fundamentals of Democracy textbook are now being taught in 89 per cent of Ukraine’s universities. Four textbooks were published in 2010-2011 to support the new curriculum on democratic policing in a Political Science course for officer cadets in Ministry of Internal Affairs universities. A 2010 textbook intended to train teachers in the fundamentals of democracy is now used in all pedagogical institutions. In January 2011, a text adapted from the project’s Fundamentals of Democracy text won a national competition becoming the required textbook for a compulsory Grade XI course entitled “The Human in Society”, which will be in use in all 20,000 Ukrainian secondary schools.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
15-06-2010 Disbursement $3,945
31-03-2011 Disbursement $11,670
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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