Privatisation is an additional factor in the revival of small and medium-sized businesses. After the war, the privatisation process will play an important role.
Ukraine has a sufficient number of objects for privatisation. I assume that part of the Russian assets will be nationalised and will also be subject to privatisation.
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As a rule, privatisation has been an additional factor that facilitated SMEs’ recovery. After the war, the privatisation process will play an important part. Firstly, Ukraine has a sufficient number of objects for privatisation. Secondly, I assume that part of the russian assets will be nationalised and will also be subject to privatisation.
The privatisation procedure is about fighting corruption in the first place. Because the bigger the share of state-owned enterprises within the economy, the higher the corruption levels.
Privatisation is also a positive sign for investors. A fair and transparent privatisation procedure leads to significant improvement in investment climate. Only this way privatisation has a chance of becoming one of Ukrainian economic growth drivers.
I find the EBRD1 model of financing construction of roads in Ukraine perfect for any type of a foreign project. It implies that Western partners set up a legal entity that should carry out the distribution of funds, hold tenders, as well as choose what is to be financed and in which way.
As a project owner, the government of Ukraine shall decide on which projects are financially feasible and submit them for consideration of such legal entity (or a fund, whatever). Once the project is financially feasible, the fund is going to approve it, and allocate the resources for it. Such was the EBRD model.
This mechanism will enable Western governments to control the distribution of their taxpayers’ money. For Ukraine, it shall imply an increase in the level of trust by minimising corruption risks.