We need to obtain the relevant population data, from which we can develop a relevant economic model and design a recovery strategy for at least the next decade, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the head of the Kyiv Security Forum, Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016 wrote in his article "Ten Talking Points From a Realist” for the "Ukrainska Pravda" website.
This war has led to a demographic disaster, he wrote: “This population outflow has affected the domestic consumer market, investments, and returns. In Ukraine, a valuable asset – a readily available and qualified workforce – is disappearing.”
Changes in age demographics mean a deepening of the Pension Fund’s budget deficit, a decrease in business activity and budget revenues, as well as increased strain on the healthcare system he wrote.
Accordion to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine needs to see the return of at least 3 million of our citizens, ensure an increase in the birthrate at least on par with the level of the late 2010s, and introduce new approaches in migration policy that will attract labor resources.
"We need to obtain the relevant population data, from which we can develop a relevant economic model and design a recovery strategy for at least the next decade. This means drawing attention not only to quantitative, but qualitative indicators for each person – ensuring a high quality of education, medicine and self-accomplishment,” - Arseniy Yatsenyuk wrote.