Civic Union “Local Economic Development Agency of Yavoriv region”, member of WG2 the UNP started implementation of the initiative “The economy of communities and regions under martial law and the priorities of postwar development” within the project “Supporting the activities of the Ukrainian National Platform of the EaP CSF in 2021-2023” that is carried out by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) with the financial support of the European Union.
Name of the initiative: The economy of communities and regions under martial law and the priorities of postwar development
Organisation: Civic Union “Local Economic Development Agency of Yavoriv region”
Duration of the project: 04.07-30.11.2022
Aim of the initiative: To study the economic development of the border regions of Ukraine with the EU under martial law conditions, to analyze the dynamics of changes in indicators in various sectors of the economy and to propose specific ways of rebuilding and modernizing the economic foundations in Ukraine, which will serve as a locomotive for rapid integration with the European Union.
As part of the initiative, a study of the economic development of the border regions of Ukraine with the EU under martial law conditions will be conducted, the dynamics of changes in indicators in various sectors of the economy will be analyzed, and specific ways of rebuilding and modernizing the economy of Ukraine will be proposed. Geography of the study – Lviv, Zakarpattia, Volyn and Chernivtsi regions.
Today, the Ukrainian economy is faced with an unprecedented challenge in its entire history. The full-scale military invasion of the northern neighbors dealt a powerful blow to all links of the economic system of our state. The production of the main types of products has decreased, in particular those that form the basis of Ukraine’s export potential. In addition, the ports are blocked, and therefore the lion’s share of foreign trade. The transport and logistics, social, marketing and engineering infrastructure of entire regions is crumbling. There is an outflow of personnel abroad and their partial relocation to the west of the country, which temporarily throws hundreds of thousands or even millions of people out of active economic life.
All this jeopardizes the possibility of reliable and long-term consolidation of the successes of the armed forces of Ukraine on the fronts of the current war. After all, it is a well-known fact that without a reliable economic rear, it is quite difficult to achieve military victories, and it is virtually impossible to ensure sustainable post-war growth. Therefore, today the domestic economy is increasingly becoming one of the priority fronts, which will determine both the further course of military operations and the ability of our country to successfully rebuild after their end.
The statements of individual experts about the supposedly inevitable post-war economic boom in Ukraine and the “doom” of our country for EU membership and the rapid reconstruction of destroyed cities or the modernization of infrastructure (or even about its transformation into an innovative “mecca” of future Europe) that are often reproduced by the mass media require critical attention. understanding Indeed, there are prerequisites for this. But without adequate actions on the part of the authorities, which will consist in the implementation of appropriate instruments of economic policy, the significant potential of the post-war revival may be leveled.