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Competitiveness and Private Sector Development: Ukraine 2011: Sector Competitiveness Strategy

  • Published: June 2012
  • Region: Ukraine
  • 192 Pages
  • OECD Publishing

As part of the OECD Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Initiative, a sector competitiveness review was conducted for the Republic of Ukraine to improve sectoral competitiveness and enhance its policy convergence with OECD investment instruments. The Sector Competitiveness Report is part of a wider project following a three-phase approach over five years (2009-14): first, by developing a sector competitiveness strategy (Phase I), secondly, by implementing specific aspects of the recommended policies to address the existing constraints (Phase II), and finally, by putting in place the mechanisms to embed sustainable reform (Phase III). The aim of the first phase of the project, co-financed by the Swedish International Development Agency and the Polish government, is to enhance the country’s productivity level by identifying policy barriers that should be removed to boost the competitiveness of selected economic sectors.

This report constitutes the output of the first phase of the project. It identifies the sector-specific sources of competitiveness for agribusiness, energy-efficiency and renewable technologies, and aircraft sectors and draws up a list of recommendations on READ MORE >

Acronyms and abbreviations

Executive summary

Introduction

PART I. METHODOLOGY

Chapter 1. Approach and methodology
-The definition of competitiveness
-Identifying sectors for intervention
-A prioritisation framework to select policy recommendations for the implementation phase
-Bibliography

PART II. ECONOMIC OVERVIEW AND FINDINGS OF THE INVESTMENT POLICY REVIEW OF UKRAINE

Chapter 2. Economic overview
-A country with abundant natural resources and a well qualified labour force
-After struggling immediately following independence, the Ukrainian economy enjoyed a period of robust growth
-The global financial crisis highlighted existing weaknesses
-Economic activity relied mainly on agriculture and highly energy intensive industries
-Bibliography

Chapter 3. 2011 OECD Investment Policy Review of Ukraine – Key findings
-General investment policy recommendations
-Suggested measures to improve the investment climate

PART III. SECTOR-SPECIFIC ANALYSIS

Chapter 4. Agribusiness
-Summary
-Sector definition and segmentation
-Global trends
-The role of foreign investors along the agribusiness value-chain
-Ukraine agribusiness sector at a glance
-Why focus on the grain and dairy sub-sectors
-Stakeholder consultations
-Bibliography

Chapter 5. Focus on the grain value chain
-Summary
-Sub-sector definition and segmentation
-Global trends
-Sources of competitiveness
-The role of foreign investors in the grain value chain
-Key issues and policy barriers
-Policy recommendations
-Bibliography

Chapter 6. Focus on the dairy value chain
-Summary
-Sub-sector definition and segmentation
-Global trends
-Sources of competitiveness
-The role of foreign investors in the dairy sector
-Key issues and policy barriers
-Policy recommendations
-Bibliography

Chapter 7. Energy-efficiency and renewable technologies: Focus on production of energy based on biomass
-Summary
-Why focus on production of energy based on biomass
-Sector definition and segmentation
-Global trends
-Sources of competitiveness
-The role of foreign investors in the biomass value chain
-Key issues and policy barriers
-Policy recommendations
-Bibliography

Chapter 8. Machinery and transport equipment: Focus on civilian aircraft manufacturing
-Summary
-Why focus on civilian aircraft manufacturing
-Sector definition and segmentation
-Global trends
-Sources of competitiveness
-The role of foreign investors in the civilian aircraft value chain
-Key issues and policy barriers
-Policy recommendations
-Bibliography

Conclusion and roadmap for implementation phase
-A roadmap for creating a favourable business environment and attracting investment
-Targeted interventions are recommended to build long-term capabilities in promising sectors
-Bibliography

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