According to the experts of the Center of Political Studies and Analytics, Kharkiv region became one of the six regions that have full and comprehensive development strategies for the next 5 years.
The experts noted that the Kharkiv region strategy of the development until 2020 stands out for all key indicators against the general background. Most of the Ukrainian development strategies are low quality and do not contain a clear idea of the directions in which the region should develop. The main drawback of strategies is the lack of specifics.
Alexander Lukashov, the Head of strategy developers group of the Kharkiv region for the period up to 2020 and the Deputy Director of the Department of Economics and International Relations of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, agrees with the evaluation of the independent experts.
The main advantages of the Kharkiv region development strategy experts call practical feasibility, presence of specific projects and a clear plan of their implementation. The active involvement of Western investment is also a part of the strategy.
Reference: more than 140 experts worked on the strategy of development of Kharkiv region until 2020. They are the experts of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv Regional Institute of the National Academy of State Administration of the President of Ukraine, scientists from other universities and representatives of leading enterprises of the Kharkiv region.