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An Analysis of Local Economic Development Program in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

IJED, Vol. 4 No. 1, (2002)

The experiences and adaptation of a western market economy, local economic development process are examined in a small business and economic development pilot project in Ivano-Frankivsk, western Ukraine. The following aspects are discussed: continuing education training: team building; community participation; data gathering; and strategic economic development and planning. The form and content of an emerging Ukrainian version of a local economic development process in presented: bottom-up, local economic development complementing top-down economic development planning; differentiation of local economic development functions between levels of government and establishing working relationships between different government departments responsible for economic management.

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