About SCORE for Eastern Ukraine

Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index (SCORE) for Eastern Ukraine is an analytical tool designed to improve the understanding of societal dynamics in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, both government-controlled (GCA) and non-government-controlled areas (NGCA). This helps to identify strategic entry points for policies and programs that contribute to strengthening social cohesion.

SCORE is a versatile assessment instrument. The methodology was originally developed in Cyprus by The Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) with UNDP and USAID support. Since 2012, SCORE has been adapted and implemented across multiple countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. SCORE is used as a participatory and comprehensive assessment instrument to assist international and national peace and development agencies as well as key decision makers in the design of evidence-based solutions with the strongest likelihood of positive impact that can contribute to strengthening social cohesion and reconciliation efforts. For more information on SCORE methodology, please click here.

SCORE Eastern Ukraine was initially launched in 2017 in partnership with UNDP, IOM and UNICEF and was known as UN SCORE for Eastern Ukraine (USE). This was a parallel effort to the SCORE Ukraine study, which was implemented nationwide in partnership with USAID since 2016. Since its launch, SCORE has grown and evolved in Ukraine, and in 2019, two parallel processes and partnerships joined their forces. SCORE for Eastern Ukraine 2019 is funded by the USAID, implemented by the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD), and in partnership with the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme.