The UNIDO project GEIPP-Ukraine, supported by the Swiss Government (SECO), facilitated a Workshop “Survey of supply chains in post-conflict conditions in Ukraine” which brought together manufacturing companies, service providers, industrial park managers, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, and international experts to discuss the importance of adapting legislative policies to promote sustainable development and efficient use of resources through the creation of industrial clusters according to the EIP principles in the West of Ukraine.
During the workshop, the results of the “Survey of supply chains in post-conflict conditions in Ukraine” were presented and discussed. The survey assessed the supply chain’s competitiveness and identified ways to create competitive advantages for target sectors when relocating production enterprises from the eastern regions to the western regions of Ukraine, for the benefit of the internally displaced population. Attention was given to the creation of three potential industrial clusters and supply chains in the West of Ukraine: plant-based food products in Lviv, Volyn, Zakarpattia, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions; meat products in Lviv and Vinnytsia regions; and forestry products in Lviv, Volyn, Zakarpattia, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, which were identified through the assessment.
The participants agreed that the current economic problems in the eastern part of the country can be partially solved through the clustering of the economy’s sectors in the west of Ukraine. The development of key areas will promote economic stability, export growth, and the country’s income, as well as the creation of new jobs in Western Ukraine.
Check out the project website in the next months for the final Report on supply-chains assessment in Ukraine.