World Economic Forum to Focus on Ukraine’s Economic Future

22 May 2015

Maxwell Hall, Senior Media Manager, Media Relations, Tel.: +41 (0)79 329 3500; Email:

  • A new multistakeholder initiative of the Forum will outline a viable, long-term vision for the country, building on the Scenarios for Ukraine Report mapped by the World Economic Forum.
  • The New Economic Vision for Ukraine is led by Ukrainian government ministers, heads of leading businesses and international organizations. The members of the steering board can be downloaded here.
  • Irrespective of geopolitical tensions, the initiative seeks to support the country’s far-reaching reforms to put economic growth on sustainable footing.

Geneva, Switzerland, 25 May 2015 – The World Economic Forum launches today the New Economic Vision for Ukraine, bringing together key leaders from government, business, academia and civil society to focus on an achievable economic future for Ukraine.

The initiative will work to elaborate ideas and proposals relevant to Ukraine’s competitiveness: strengthening  domestic institutions, improving the investment climate, addressing developments in global energy and commodity markets, and forging reliable and lasting trade relations with all its partners. It will build on the Forum’s Scenarios for Ukraine Report.

The initiative will be lead by a steering board that includes recently-appointed high-level cabinet ministers of Ukraine working on economic reform: Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance; Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister of Economic Development and Trade; and Andrii Pivovarsky, Minister of Infrastructure. The members of the steering board can be downloaded here.

Philipp Rösler, Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum, said that the project aims to provide an impartial  platform for constructive policy discussions: “Our hope is that this will foster a dialogue that leads to more effective cooperation among stakeholders within Ukraine and beyond. Undeniably, the country faces tremendous challenges, meaning that a long-term vision is all the more necessary.”


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