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Rebuilding Ukraine’s Human Capital

Russia’s 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine has severely affected the country’s human capital stock, exacerbating pre-war population decline, skills gaps and labor imbalances. To rebuild communities and bolster domestic resiliency, Ukrainian policymakers and their international partners must regrow and reform the country’s human capital to meet long-term recovery needs. This analysis examines key lessons drawn from global case studies, connecting best practices to ongoing Ukrainian policy discussions on human capital strategy and development.

This analysis was originally submitted as a background paper for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s side event at the 2024 Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin, Germany.