On April 1, David Saha, consultant in the German Economic Team (GET), gave a presentation at online event on the topic “Economic impact of the Corona pandemic for Ukraine”. The event was organized by the think tank “LibMod – Zentrum für Liberale Moderne” and moderated by Mattia Nelles, initiator of “Understanding Ukraine”. The other speakers were Tymofiy Mylovanov, former Ukrainian Minister for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture and Valerij Pekar, entrepreneur and co-founder of the civil platform The New Country.
In his presentation, Mr. Saha presented current assessments of the impact of the pandemic on the Ukrainian economy and the demands on Ukrainian economic policy. In the lively discussion that followed, a wide range of issues were discussed, such as the significance of a new IMF programme, the economic consequences of the Corona pandemic for the population and companies in Ukraine, and the effects of the land market reform that has just been adopted.