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    About the ILO in Ukraine

    Facing a double challenge of a forgotten war and an incomplete economic transition

    The Ukrainian economy is starting to recover from the sharp downturn of 2014-2015 caused by the armed conflict in the east (GDP declined by 16%). But the country is not yet back to the pre-crisis level of 2012. Achieving sustainable and inclusive growth requires solving the long-standing issues of low productivity, poor working conditions, weak labour relations, and lack of socio-economic recovery for conflict-affected or displaced population. Ukraine has embarked on ambitious economic and social reforms with strong reference to the International Labour Standards and EU acquis based on the EU Association agreement from 2014.  The text continues