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In the early years of the 21st Century

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The World Factbook - Ukraine

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 17 November 2020]

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[accessed 11 January 2021]

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - oligarch-dominated economy grew slowly from 2010 to 2013 but remained among Europe’s poorest; made progress on reforms designed to make the country prosperous, democratic, and transparent; IMF assistance provided relief, but Russia’s occupation of Crimea in March 2014 and ongoing Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine have hurt economic growth

GDP - per capita (PPP): $8,800 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 5.8%

industry: 26.5%

services: 67.8% (2014 est.)

Unemployment rate: 9.2% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: 3.8% (2016 est.)

Maternal mortality rate: 19 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.9 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 99.4% of population

Physicians density: XX physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 98.4% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Ukraine

[accessed 19 March 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

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The World Bank in Ukraine

[accessed 21 April 2021]

Ukraine’s economic recovery in 2021 is expected to be mild, given the high uncertainty associated with the vaccine rollout and the direction of economic policies to address investment bottlenecks and to safeguard macroeconomic sustainability.

Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 12 January 2021]

Ukraine was central to the Soviet agricultural and industrial system. The rich agricultural land of this region (commonly called the "breadbasket" of the former Soviet Union) provided 46% of Soviet agricultural output in the 1980s, and also accounted for 25% of the USSR's coal production. Ukraine's economic base is dominated by industry, which accounts for over 40% of GDP (2000 est.). However, agriculture continues to play a major role in the economy, representing about 13% of GDP.

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