ICPS Priorities

ICPS economists believe that the European Union and especially its newest member countries provide Ukraine with an excellent model of successful transformation. For this reason, ICPS has long supported and promoted European integration for Ukraine and has been working to move the country in this direction.

Ukraine has very clear objectives in terms of carrying out reforms in line with its commitments under the Association Agreement, including the Free Trade Area with the EU. The essence and scale of these objectives represent a major challenge for the country, but success in fulfilling them will make Ukraine a far more democratic and progressive country.

ICPS has applied its knowledge and experience in reforms to provide stakeholders with information and instruments that will make reform possible, allow for the progress of reforms to be properly monitored, and project Ukraine’s Eurointegration prospects.

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16 april 2014 Russians will press as far as the Ukrainian Government allows them to press
Vasyl Filipchuk on the situation in eastern Ukraine for the Arise News (USA) ...
05 march 2014 Vasyl Filipchuk: Memorandum between Ukraine, Russia and international community will ensure peace and stability in Eastern Europe
Ukraine should offer Russia and international community a new international document (Memorandum), which would outline the settlement of current crisis and become a basis for long-lasting peace and stability in the region, analysts of the Internatio...
04 march 2014 Foreign Policy Insight: Russian Aggression, International Support and Action Plan for Ukraine
Russian aggression in Crimea and power play on the Ukrainian-Russian border has become a key issue of the international agenda today. Russian actions are aimed at making the world take into consideration its own geopolitical ambitions, enforcing th...

One of the cross-cutting reform themes in Ukraine is the quality of how policy is written and how it is carried out. The reason for this is the absence of a workable, effective mechanism for consultations with voters and interest groups during the policy drafting process.

ICPS has been working to change democratic governance in Ukraine, applying universal methods that can be extended to other spheres as well. Our business concept includes six such key areas of activity: problem analysis, engaging stakeholders, public consultations, legislative and institutional audits, oversight and monitoring, and training and capacity-building.


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31 october 2013 Deutsche Welle on the ICPS conference, “Changes to Ukraine’s Tax System in the context of the Association Agreement with the EU.”
The Deputy Minister of Revenues and Charges, Andriy Ihnatov, said at the conference on “Changes to Ukraine’s Tax System in the context of the Association Agreement with the EU,” which took place on October 30, said that the country...
30 october 2013 Changes to Ukraine’s taxation rules and the EU Association Agreement
On October 30, the International Center for Policy Studies held a conference entitled “Changes in Ukraine’s Tax System in relation to the Association Agreement with the EU.” ...
19 september 2013 Tax changes are OK if they are a package deal and temporary
International Center for Policy Studies expert Serhiy Kishchenko gives one thumb up to the Ministry of Revenues and Charges’ proposed tax reforms. ...
14 august 2013 ICPS launches public consultations on tax reform legislation
Based on the recently published Bill, the Ministry of Revenues and Fees proposes reducing the current 20% VAT rate to 9% and introducing a 2% “tax on turnover” or sales tax to offset revenue losses. This sales tax will be calculated...

Since its inception, ICPS has been actively engaged in developing and instituting studies in the power sector in Ukraine. Together, ICPS management, analysts and associated experts represent a high level of professionalism in this area that allows us to draft fundamental propositions regarding electricity policy and the country’s Electricity Strategy.

Our goal in the power sector is to put together a public proposal that includes the new principles of Ukraine’s Electricity Policy, to draft a strategy, and to develop the mechanisms for implementing it.

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20 may 2013 ICPS is EU-Ukraine Energy Day analytical partner third time
For the last four years, the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA) and Conference House have held the largest conference in Ukraine on the energy sector, European-Ukrainian Energy Day. ICPS was invited for the third time as the event’s analy...
07 march 2013 Ukraine at the Edge of Energy Poverty: How to protect vulnerable social groups?
Which consumer groups are the most vulnerable to price hikes and likely to find themselves suffering energy poverty? What changes to social policies regarding the system of residential services subsidies, preferences, and so on are necessary? ...
18 february 2013 Ukraine’s GTS Consortium: Three’s a crowd?
Rumors that Ukraine might be setting up a consortium to run its natural gas transport system (GTS) with Russia without the involvement of the EU have roused concerns that Kyiv is giving up major energy assets and falling into the embrace of the Russ...
29 january 2013 How to make energy market reform socially acceptable?
Today, Ukraine’s social security system is unable to properly protect consumers from the fallout of liberalizing the country’s energy markets. Despite clear international commitments to increase social protection for vulnerable consumers...

ICPS was the first think-tank in Ukraine that began to offer regular forecasts for the development of the country’s economy. Today, ICPS analysts understand that there is a need for further medium-term forecasts for Ukraine’s economy based on in-depth analytical experience and current statistical models and approaches to policy analysis and projection. 

Our goal in this sphere is to provide quantitative and qualitative predictions of changes in Ukraine’s economy as a whole and in its various sectors, to provide opportunities for open lobbying of needed reforms, and to offer timely warnings about emerging risks and obstacles to growth.

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29 april 2014 ICPS: THERE WILL BE NO DEFAULT IN UKRAINE THIS YEAR
Such a conclusion was made by the International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) at the presentation of the macroeconomic forecast held on Monday 28, 2014. The research was presented by the Honorary President of the International Centre for Polic...
17 april 2014 Economic aspects of election platforms of presidential candidates
Economic expert Vasyl Povoroznyk  analyzed the platforms of key candidates and how they intend to fulfill their promises. ...
01 november 2013 Despite growth in some sectors, economy is still in doldrums
ICPS analysts say that there was a slight improvement in most basic sectors of the economy during Q3’13, compared to the first two quarters. Two industries saw a decline, however: agriculture and processing. ...
31 october 2013 Oleksandr Zholud, for Forbes.UA: “In the short term, we do not expect investors to either enter or leave Ukraine’s financial markets.”
ICPS analysts commented on the impact of the Association Agreement on the country’s financial markets for Forbes. ...

ICPS supports individuals who are currently engaged in reforms or plan to be so engaged in the future. We are in process of systematizing our experience in a form that will be possible to transfer to others, and propose the entire range of critically necessary skills to civil servants, NGOs, company managers, and community activists.


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25 april 2014 Separatism in Ukraine and its implications for the banking system
Annexation of Crimea by Russia did not influence the Ukrainian banking sector considerably . However, spread of instability to the East, will have a more serious effect. ...
25 april 2014 Presidential campaign: warriors and peacemakers
Ability to hold democratic presidential elections remains a key factor to stabilize the country. Political heavyweights Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko carry out technological campaign s , acting in the niche “peacemaker” and ...
15 april 2014 Economic aspects of election platforms of presidential candidates
 We analyzed the platforms of key candidates and how they intend to fulfill their promises. ...
10 april 2014 Yatsenyuk Government: first achievements and failures
New Government was formed as a transition Government whose purpose was to stabilize the situation in Ukraine. To reach these goals the governmet has  no more than 90 days – half of which have already passed. Now is the right time to...
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