On 7 June 2023, OECD and the Government of Ukraine launched a four-year Country Programme that will support Ukraine’s agenda for reform, recovery and reconstruction.
The OECD has been working in close partnership with Ukraine for more than 30 years to support its ambitious reform agenda. Since February 2022, the OECD has broadened, deepened and strengthened its engagement and co-operation with Ukraine – now a prospective OECD member.
Despite restrictions imposed by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the OECD has continued to support Ukraine on several targeted policy areas, such as:
Strengthening subnational capacities and decentralisation reform
Reviewing competition in the Ukrainian electricity sector
Improving the learning outcomes and well-being of Ukrainian students and teachers
Supporting the reception and integration of Ukrainian refugees
Alignment of reform efforts with OECD tax standards
In February 2023, a new OECD-Ukraine Liaison Office in Kyiv further bolstered OECD engagement with the Ukrainian authorities while strengthening co-ordination of OECD work with the international donor community. The OECD Economics Department has established a Ukraine Desk to incorporate Ukraine into OECD forecasting and indicator systems. The OECD is also part of the Multi-Agency Donor Co-ordination Platform for Ukraine co-chaired by Ukraine, the European Union and the United States and will continue to align policy priorities with the Platform.
> For more information, contact: Gabriela Miranda, Head of Ukraine Unit, Global Relations and Co-operation
Destroyed lives, destroyed homes and destroyed infrastructure are the immediate consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The war also imperils the world's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: inflation, food security, energy security and further supply-chain pressures are among the many challenges policy makers worldwide must tackle.
As the global ramifications of the invasion take hold, the OECD is bringing together its latest insights, analysis and data on the policy challenges ahead.
Ukraine's ambitious regional development reforms since 2014 have overhauled the country's governance structures, which have been key to its regional and municipal resilience in 2022.
While Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has severely undermined progress and exacerbated existing territorial disparities and governance challenges, continued reform will be vital to Ukraine's post-war reconstruction efforts.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on 9 June 2022. He stressed that Ukraine is fighting to defend democracy and rule of law, common values for Ukraine and OECD members alike, and welcomed OECD’s strong support for Ukraine.