DiXi Group helps the government with humanitarian aid for the energy sector
DiXi Group experts from the USAID Energy Sector Transparency project became members of the Energy Ministry working group for humanitarian aid for enterprises of the energy sector. They also help organize collection and processing of requests for international assistance.
The project specialists participated in developing the data structure for collection of information on the Ukrainian side. It helped systemize the requested aid and ensure better quality of communication with the Energy Community Secretariat concerning the needed assistance.
As reported earlier, the Secretariat has created a legal framework for the Ukrainian Energy Support Fund to provide a coordinated response to the consequences of Russian invasion and enable governments and international financial institutions to deliver urgent assistance to the Ukrainian energy sector.
It is worth noting that our experts provide consultations on how to use the resources Western countries provide to Ukraine in the most effective way. The Energy Ministry’s working group decides on distribution of humanitarian aid. By participating in the voting on this matter, our experts ensure public control over the aid distribution process.
For example: after analyzing the list of companies and requests, a number of safeguards were set upon suggestions from the experts. So now, all companies are required to provide a rationale for their requests, which will also be evaluated by specialists. In addition, the experts provided proposals concerning the list of companies, suggesting that only the enterprises of critical infrastructure, network operators (oblgaz and oblenergo companies, etc.), and companies affected the most by the war should be included in that list.
In response to requests from the Ukrainian party, the Energy Ministry has already begun receiving certain aid for the most affected enterprises of the energy sector.