SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF UKRAINE: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

O. Hlushchenko

Abstract


The article explores the opportunities and threats that arise in connection with the transition of Ukraine to sustainable development. A comparative analysis of the indicators of sustainable development of Ukraine with similar indicators of the countries in the comparative group is carried out. There have been selected countries meeting a number of common requirements, namely Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Georgia and Moldova. The study has proved the hypothesis of applying the Beyond GDP methodological approach to assessing sustainable development. There is a relationship between the index of economic freedom and the indicator of corruption perception due to the fact that the existence of administrative barriers reduces economic freedom and increases tolerance to corruption in the society. There have been analyzed the components of life quality and life safety and described the profile of Ukraine with the indicators of sustainable development. The opportunities and threats that will accompany the transition to sustainable development of Ukraine have been identified. Ukraine has significant innovative and economic potential to achieve. The main threats are increasing the intensity of conflicts, reducing corruption perception, increasing state fragility and state instability.

Keywords


beyond GDP; corruption perception; economic freedom; innovations; index of sustainable development; state fragility; sustainable development

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18371/fcaptp.v2i23.121904

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