Analysis of existing policies aiming to mobilise private investment in the agribusiness sector in the Ukraine
The OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme has undertaken extensive work on private sector development in Ukraine.
In 2009, the project Sector Competitiveness Strategy for Ukraine was initiated within the programme.
The report Sector Competitiveness Strategy issued in 2011 examines policy barriers to increase competitiveness in this sector, notably in the grain and dairy value chains. Building on this report, two policy handbooks were developed in 2012 to address the major policy challenges identified in the agribusiness sector.
The analysis to be undertaken aims to evaluate and design policies to mobilise higher and better private investment in Ukraine’s agribusiness sector. A coherent policy framework is an essential component of an attractive investment environment for all investors, be they domestic or foreign, small or large. The analysis will focus on selected policy areas covered by the OECD Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture (PFIA). The PFIA is a flexible tool proposing questions in ten policy areas to be considered by any government interested in creating an attractive environment for investors, and in enhancing the development benefits of agricultural investment.
General Objectives of the Project:
The analysis to be undertaken aims to evaluate and design policies to mobilise higher and better private investment in Ukraine’s agribusiness sector.
Project Structure and Involvement of CASE:
CASE will prepare a report on existing policies aiming to mobilise private investment in the agribusiness sector in the Ukraine. The introductory section will provide data on levels of private investment in the agribusiness sector over the last decades. The five policy areas of the PFIA will be addressed in the following sections:
- Land and water tenure: land tenure and land administration system; access to water and water rights; compensation and expropriation mechanisms related to land.
- Agricultural trade policy: administrative, fiscal or regulatory barriers to agricultural trade across the country; measures supporting and promoting agricultural exports; tariff and non-tariff barriers to the trade of agricultural inputs and services; bilateral and regional trade agreements incorporating agriculture.
- Agriculture-related infrastructure development: allocation of responsibilities for infrastructure project design, provision and maintenance; measures taken to attract private investment in infrastructure; current status of and policies to support the development of infrastructure related to irrigation, transport and storage, energy, and information and communication technologies.
- Environmental policy: environmental challenges in the agricultural sector; existing policies and legislative instruments; institutional mechanisms for implementation and enforcement; measures for climate change prevention and mitigation.
OECD will also draft sections of the report focusing on investment policy and promotion, financial sector.
Report analysing existing policies and providing recommendations on how to mobilise private investment in Ukraine’s agribusiness sector, focusing on land tenure, trade, infrastructure development, and environmental policies.