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The strategy contributes to determining the goals, objectives and priorities of governmental...
The strategy contributes to determining the goals, objectives and priorities of governmental policies aiming to spur sustainable economic development and export growth in Ukraine, thus increasing tax revenues and foreign exchange earnings, creating jobs, improving the competitiveness of the domestic economy, deepening Ukraine's integration into the world economic system, and improving the balance of payments. The strategy focuses on four main areas of intervention: 1) expanding and consolidating the presence of domestic exporters in traditional and new foreign markets; 2) creating the conditions for sustainable development in Ukraine by improving the competitiveness of the national economy and increasing participation in global value chains; 3) deepening economic integration into the European and global economic system; 4) fostering growth of Ukrainian exports. Public intervention in favor of exporters will be enhanced through better export promotion policies, improved regulatory framework and trade information systems, increased access to finance, and deeper trade integration through international agreements. The strategy also deals with technical and vocational education and training, promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), infrastructures and trade facilitation.
The National Development Strategy provides an analysis of the current social, political...
The National Development Strategy provides an analysis of the current social, political and economic development of Ukraine, and it outlines three fundamental objectives to address the challenges faced by the country and spur development. In particular, the strategy aims to stabilize the political situation in the country in terms of effective interaction between government and civil society; develop the productive potential of society, moving towards an economic model based on higher wages and lower energy and resource consumption; shift away from an economic model predominantly based on exports of commodities, and turn into a modern economy based on innovation, sustainability, environment protection, and enhanced competitiveness through improved education, science and technology.
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with the Millennium...
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with the Millennium Development Goals and with the government action programme "Toward the People", endorsed in 2005. Hence, the UNDAF focuses on four main areas of intervention: i) institutional reforms; ii) civil society empowerment; iii) health care and health services; iv) prosperity against poverty. Specific UNDAF and Country Programme Outcomes are outlined for each of these priority areas.
The purpose of the Strategy of Economic and Social Development of Ukraine...
The purpose of the Strategy of Economic and Social Development of Ukraine "Towards European Integration" (2004 - 2015) is to implement the strategic priorities for economic and social development aiming to achieve sustainable economic growth, promote an innovative model of development, re-orient economic policy to address social issues, and create the conditions for Ukraine's membership in the European Union.
The study provides an overview of the recent economic and trade performance...
The study provides an overview of the recent economic and trade performance of Ukraine, outlining strengths and weaknesses of previous years' trade balance recovery. It underlines the need for greater export diversification, as recent improvements in trade balance are largely attributable to exchange rate depreciation, increases in oil and gas prices, and short-term industry restructuring following privatization. Hence, the study points out the need for further integration into the global economic system, and for an improvement in Ukraine's business environment in order to attract foreign investment and become part of the global value chain. In particular, it outlines the importance of completing accession to the WTO and deepening economic integration with the European Union. On May 16th 2008 Ukraine became a WTO member; while relations with the European Union have been enhanced through the approval of a common Association Agenda in 2009, within the framework of the Partnership and Co-Operation Agreement.