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Bolstering Ukraine’s Wartime Economy and Planning for Recovery: The Ukrainian Perspective

  • When
  • April 14, 2022
    8:00–9:30 a.m. (EDT)
  • Where
  • Live Stream
  • Speakers
  • Oleksandra Betliy, Igor Burakovsky, Andriy Kulykov, Olena Pavlenko, Maria Repko, and Yuliya Yurchenko
Mortise with video stills of Oleksandra Betliy, Igor Burakovsky, Andriy Kulykov, Olena Pavlenko, Maria Repko, and Yuliya Yurchenko

In addition to the catastrophic human toll, the continuing Russian invasion of Ukraine is having a devastating effect on the country’s economy and the future of its 44 million people. 

In mid-March, the International Monetary Fund expected Ukraine’s economy to contract by 10 percent in 2022 due to the war, assuming a “prompt” end to fighting and significant international financial support. If the war continues, the prospects are for the slump in output to be far worse, with more than 10 million people currently displaced from their homes and over four million now outside the country. 

Already deeply indebted before the war, Ukraine has been raising billions in loans and concessional credits from international financial institutions. The government has remained adamant that it will continue to meet its debt obligations. But at the same time, Kyiv is likely to face growing pressure to examine options including voluntary debt restructuring or forgiveness. 

This event presents Ukrainian perspectives on the impacts of the war and recommendations to the international community on how best to support Ukraine through this horrific conflict, and onwards to reconstruction and eventual recovery.


  • Oleksandra Betliy


    Oleksandra Betliy is a leading research fellow and project coordinator with the Institute for Economic Research and Policy.

  • Igor Burakovsky


    Igor Burakovsky is the head of board for the Institute for Economic Research and Policy.

  • Andriy Kulykov


    Andriy Kulykov is a Ukrainian journalist and television and radio host.

  • Olena Pavlenko


    Olena Pavlenko is president of the Ukrainian think tank DiXi Group.

  • Maria Repko


    Maria Repko is deputy executive director of the Center for Economic Strategy.

  • Yuliya Yurchenko


    Yuliya Yurchenko is a senior lecturer in political economy at the Department of Economics and International Business, and a researcher at the Political Economy, Governance, Finance, and Accountability Institute, at the University of Greenwich.

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