Entrepreneurship and industrial policy

In February 2024, the assessment of Ukraine’s progress in the area of entrepreneurship and industrial policy remained low. The overall monthly assessment for February was 0.75, only slightly higher than in January (0.66), which was the lowest indicator throughout the monitoring period. In contrast, at the end of 2023, the ratings were more optimistic, reaching 1.72 in November and 1.34 in December.

In February, experts assigned the best rating to actual legislative changes – 1.08. This is twice as high compared to January (0.56). The most significant positive change is the approval of simplifications in preparing investment projects.

Experts were less positive about planned legislative changes – only 0.38 in February. This rating is almost 2 times lower than in January (0.62 points). There is a continuing negative trend in the assessment of planned legislative changes, as the corresponding indicator was several times higher in December (1.66 points) and November (1.88 points). The deterioration is primarily due to the negative ratings given by experts to government bills related to the Economic Security Bureau. In particular, bill No. 10439 received -0.25, while bill No. 0440 received 0.13. However, experts assessed more positively the bill regulating pricing for defense procurements (1.28 points).

Assessment of agenda-setting continued to decline – in February, it was only 0, compared to 0.39 in January, 0.74 in December, and 1.59 in November. In February, experts gave an average rating of 0 to the launch of the “Made in Ukraine” economic platform. This indicates that experts are not optimistic about the president’s initiatives to support businesses during the ongoing war.

Assessment of implementation status is also quite low – only 0.40 in February (0.42 in January).

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1. Actual legislative changes
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2. Planned legislative changes
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3. Agenda setting
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4. Implementation status
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