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The Transformation and Reconstruction of Ukraine

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The war Russia is waging in Ukraine is a humanitarian disaster, and its social and economic repercussions are being felt worldwide. The OECD Council has condemned Russia in the strongest possible terms and is working on a new strategy to support Ukraine, building on a Memorandum of Understanding established with the country in 2014 and renewed in 2021. The OECD Development Centre stands ready to support these efforts, providing expertise in a wide range of policy domains.

On  Tuesday, 17 May 2022, the OECD #DevTalks organised a webinar that brought together experts and Development Centre members to discuss Ukraine’s economic and social transformation prior to 2022, the impact of the war, priorities for reconstruction, and the international support needed to realise its vision.


  • Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, OECD
  • Vadym Omelchenko, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to France
  • Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics, University of California Berkeley
  • Nataliia Shapoval, Head of KSE Institute & Vice President for Policy Research, Kyiv School of Economics
  • Tymofii Brik, Acting Wartime Vice-president of International Affairs & Head of Sociological Research, Kyiv School of Economics
  • Torbjörn Becker, Director, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), Stockholm School of Economics
  • William Tompson, Head of Eurasia, Global Relations and Co-operation, OECD
  • Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir, Director, OECD Development Centre

For more #DevTalks – a series of online panel discussions, along with Development Matters blogs, follow the OECD #DevTalk page.

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