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Ecorys starts Human Capital for Economic Growth, Competitiveness and Innovation project in Ukraine

2 January 2008 - The EU-funded project ‘Support to the joint World Bank – European Commission Initiative on the Development of Human Capital for Economic Growth, Competitiveness and Innovation in Ukraine” has been launched under the EC Framework Contract, Lot 9 – Education, Employment and Social.

The World Bank and the European Commission have agreed to combine efforts to carry out policy analysis and provide advice for Ukraine with a view to supporting its economic growth, innovations and competitiveness of human capital. The main interim result of the WB-EC Joint Initiative will be a Policy Note for modernisation of the Ukrainian education and training delivery system reflecting best international practices and local realities.

Three main topics have been chosen to be addressed in the Policy Note: a) quality, b) financing and c) governance of the education and training system.

The project has the following objectives:

  • To support the policy work of the WB-EC Initiative
  • To provide technical expertise in three pre-identified topics
  • To contribute to drafting the Policy Note

The international and local ECORYS project experts will work jointly with the experts of the World Bank and European Training Foundation to analyse the current situation in human recourses development sector in Ukraine, to carry out comparative assessment with the best practices in the European Union, and develop recommendations for the Ukrainian Government to improve education and training policy and strategy.
The Policy Note will be developed based on a wide range of consultations, discussions, round-tables and workshops with the Ukrainian stakeholders: the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, the Cabinet of Ministers and Verkhovna Rada, associations of employers and business communities, relevant educational, academic, research and consulting institutions. Such a consultation process has already begun.

The official press release on this project can be found on the website of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine.

For more information, please contact the Ecorys Kyiv project office at:
T +380 44 528 00 52