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Eighteen Months Under Yanukovych: Ukraine's Reform Record and Implications

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Under President Victor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s government has launched a variety of initiatives in different policy areas aimed at improving governance and modernizing the country’s regulatory system. One motivation for these reforms has been to improve the international perception of Ukraine, which is still seen as having a corrupt and inefficient state apparatus. In the year and a half since Yanukovych came to power, have any reforms met their objectives? Or is the concentration of power in the hands of the president the only obvious outcome of Ukraine’s “new deal,” a narrative strongly promoted at home and abroad? [...]

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Executive Director
International Renaissance Foundation (Kyiv)