Winners of USAID LEV-sponsored Roadmap development competition discuss challenges for SMEs related to city planning in Kherson

On Friday, July 14, the NGO Information Resource Center "Legal Space", a winner of the Roadmap development competition in Kherson oblast, hosted a round table discussion in Kherson. 

There, they presented the results of the focus group surveys of local entrepreneurs that the NGO conducted earlier this summer. The surveys demonstrated that SMEs in Kherson face considerable challenges when it comes to permissions and regulations related to city planning. Among others, these challenges include unclear rules, bureaucracy, corruption, territorial conflicts, and overwhelming sanctions and control from the government agencies. The NGO "Legal Space" is working together with business and local authorities in Kherson to create a Roadmap that will address these issues and will suggest ways to facilitate daily operation of SMEs in the city.

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