National Coordinator

Mr Sergiy Savchuk
Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine

Esplanadna St. 8/10, room 1908

Tel : +38 067 413 6661
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Ukraine is under the responsibility of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe.

The ILO and Ukraine

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    About the ILO in Ukraine

    Embarking on ambitious economic reforms amidst serious security threats

    Ukraine’s transition to a market economy faces serious political, economic, and security challenges. Ukraine has not yet fully recovered from the sharp economic downturn in 2014/15. The war in the East caused a 16% contraction of GDP and an internal displacement of 2.3 Mio persons. Between 2016 and the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in late 2019, the Ukrainian economy showed solid growth rates of around 3.5%. Labour markets did not benefit much from this growth. Key labour market challenges remain low employment rates with a pronounced gender gap, high labour emigration, elevated youth unemployment and inactivity, and a notable skills mismatch. Continue reading