MDI provides assistance to local governments in the following areas:



Sustainable local development

  • Assisting with planning, preparing, financing and implementing CE projects through MEP/SECAP development/revision
  • Developing investment programs and Investment Project Inventories in support of MEP/SECAP implementation, incl. ranking and analysis of investment projects with the help of PRAIP, a software application designed by MDI (PRAIP – Program for Ranking and Analysis of Investment Projects)
  • Assisting in infrastructure modernization by developing the feasibility studies and Business Plans for attracting loans from IFIs and financing from private investors, incl. under PPPs and ESCO arrangements
  • Conducting research on substitution of fossil fuels with alternative sources of energy, potential of alternative energy sources by type, logistics- and market-related issues regarding alternative energy sources
  • Assistance regarding social protection and energy saving incentives for low-income consumers of communal services through development of special regional and municipal programs, assistance to implement pilot programs for testing new approaches and methods
  • Conducting information campaigns for increasing public awareness of substitution of natural gas with alternative fuels, energy saving, social protection, and developing a conscientious home owner
  • Helping local governments to perform effectively and transparently, incl. through e-governance


Effective housing management

  • Tariff Expertise: tariffs for housing and communal services provided by municipal utility companies
  • Developing municipal programs to support set up and operations of condominiums and co-financing of residential EE improvements, including on the basis of ESCO
  • Assisting Condominium Advisory Centers to prepare documents necessary for setting up and starting operations of condominiums and information materials on energy saving and EE and EE technologies and materials


Engineering expertise. Energy saving and substitution of natural gas

  • Conducting of energy audits of residential and public buildings and industrial facilities
  • Developing feasibility studies and design documents and cost estimates for infrastructure projects
  • Developing engineering solutions for increasing effectiveness of engineering systems and facilities which generate/transport/consume heat energy and fuels
  • Project identification and assessment. Risk assessment for investments in EE and energy saving projects
  • Developing engineering solutions on transfer to alternative and renewable energy sources and diversification of natural gas supplies


Building capacity of local governments to respond to market challenges


Community engagement through public hearings, public forums, focus groups


Public outreach and education

  • Developing information and training materials and curricula to train and increase awareness of school children and university students and their parents of energy saving, alternative energy sources, energy management, housing and communal services.




Ruslan Tromosov, Executive Director of All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization "Municipal Development Institute"
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Tel: +380 44 428 7610