Toward a More Competitive Economy in Ukraine.

Competitive Economy Program

Project Dates: October 2018 - October 2023
Through a broad-based economy and the ability to compete in international markets, Ukraine is on a path to increased economic power and political independence.

Political developments since the Maidan “Revolution of Dignity” give Ukraine the opportunity to create an open and competitive economy that can sustain growth over time, withstand systemic shocks, and provide economic opportunities to all Ukrainians. The USAID Competitive Economy Program (CEP) promotes a strong, diverse, and open economy by enhancing the business environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), improving competitiveness in key industries, and enabling Ukraine to benefit from free trade agreements. The project works to increase market opportunities and competition, thereby catalyzing broad-based economic growth.

Project Goals


  • Introduce SME friendly-business laws and regulations
  • Increase SME sales in domestic, regional, and global markets
  • Create new jobs in selected industries
  • Encourage new investments in start-ups or business expansion