cover image: Policy Brief 16 - The political economy of a green - recovery in Ukraine


Policy Brief 16 - The political economy of a green - recovery in Ukraine

8 Feb 2024

The dominance of these groups has also undermined government policy planning and implementation capacities – a weakness that can still be seen in the government’s energy recovery plan, which lacks the detail needed to match the ambition of the government’s green energy commitments. [...] These include blurred lines between the resources of private actors and influential political parties; undue influence by private actors on state processes and institutions, including state-owned enterprises; the use of monopoly status in the sale or resale of goods urgently needed on the local market; and the manipulation of competitive tender or privatisation processes, etc. [...] In the longer term, his standing and that of his government will be affected by the effectiveness of the reconstruction, as well as Ukraine’s results effectiveness on the battlefield. [...] It is also the powerful alignment of political economy factors that have boosted Ukraine’s most reformist moments in the past, such as the combination of civil society demand, the motivation for closer relations with (and now accession to) the EU and the encouragement – or sometimes conditionality – of international partners. [...] But an understanding the configuration not only of capacities but also of the interests and motivations of the key public, private and third sector actors involved continues to be critical to ensuring the effective use of scarce resources to support a truly transformative and sustainable recovery.
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