On December 20, during the concluding press conference of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the First Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv outlined the priorities of the Ministry for 2019.
Thus, in particular, Stepan Kubiv emphasized the need to develop a long-term vision of the country's development: "The practice of many progressive countries over the past decades has been the preparation of documents for a long-term scenario. This allows governments to identify and program the desired future and implement a proactive policy, rather than a reactive policy of adaptation to changes."
According to the First Vice Prime Minister, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is launching a new project, in the framework of which foresight research with the horizon at 10, 20 and 30 years ahead will be carried out. In addition, the Ministry plans to develop a medium-term scenario of Ukraine's development for 5 years, which in turn will form the basis for shaping the vision of the future of Ukraine up to 2050.
Moreover, Stepan Kubiv told that the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade will embark on the reform of the strategic planning of the Government. We have already drafted Laws "On State Strategic Planning" and "On Amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine".
"These bills, in case of their approval, will replace the piecemeal approach to the formation of policy with the systematic approach and will interlink all the documents of the Government and with the budget process as well. Definitely, this will reduce the scattering of budget funds and will allow them to concentrate on achieving the priority goals", Stepan Kubiv emphasized.