Zoom-event: “How will the IMF program impact the budget, taxes, and stability in Ukraine?”
On 3 May, the Centre for Economic Strategy (CES) and the German Economic Team (GET) jointly organised an event on Ukraine’s economic review and the new IMF programme.
The IMF support for Ukraine’s macrofinancial stability is extraordinary. Supporting a country facing a full-scale war is a new role for the IMF. The new multi-year programme plays an important role as a catalyst for continued international support for Ukraine and for structural reforms on its path towards EU accession. Against this background, the role of the Fund goes far beyond what its financing share in the total support package for Ukraine would suggest.
The event was introduced by Garry Poluschkin, Project Manager Ukraine of the German Economic Team.
Thereafter, the role of the IMF programme and reform challenges for Ukraine were discussed by
- Danylo Hetmantsev, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy,
- Vahram Stepanyan, IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine
- Robert Kirchner, Deputy Team Leader of the German Economic Team
- Moderated by Hlib Vyshlinsky, Executive Director of CES.
More than 130 participants listened to the discussion.