The second meeting of the working group on the development of the National Economic Strategy until 2030 was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal. Based on its results, the group members considered the vision of the strategy and the terms of reference for the development of specific areas of the strategy by expert groups working on the platform of the Economic Recovery Center.
"Ukraine must become the most attractive country pertaining to economic opportunities for investment, innovation, doing business; the best place to realize creative potential, implement ideas and ensure the development. It is critical to create competitive conditions for business and investment and restore confidence in the state. We must also win a competition for capital on the world market and stimulate the development of innovation and modernization of economic sectors to ensure their competitiveness in the international market. And ultimately to promote human development and win the competition for talent," said the Prime Minister on opening the meeting of the working group.
During the meeting, the coordinator of the working group, Executive Director of the Economic Recovery Center Kyrylo Kryvolap presented the materials that are currently being worked on to elaborate a National Economic Strategy until 2030.
"Today, 20 expert groups are working on the document in various areas. We analyzed the trends of economic development in Ukraine and in the world, analyzed the strategies, doctrines and the Decree of the President of Ukraine "On the Sustainable Development Goals of Ukraine until 2030" already approved at the state level. Definitely, we also take into account the changes in the conditions of development of our state, having been developed as a result of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine, as well as trends in education and medicine due amid the global pandemic. Our objective is to ensure that the document being developed meets the current challenges as much as possible and takes into account future changes that we can now anticipate," said Kyrylo Kryvolap.
Government officials, leading specialists in various fields, scientists, international analysts, and business representatives are involved in the process of developing the National Economic Strategy.
It should be noted that the process of creating the National Economic Strategy was initiated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal during a meeting with representatives of Ukrainian business. During the meeting, there were identified seven vectors of Ukraine's development to form the basis for strategy development. These include incentives for industry, the agricultural sector, mining, transport corridors, incentives for IT and R&D, infrastructure and domestic transport, and the energy sector. The initiatives set out in the strategy will be shaped into state target programs.