GDP per capita growth is a common promise in action plans announced on the eve of the election by the Ukrainian politicians. Some of the problems associated with that is that politicians’ plans are often too ambitious and that many of them use “GDP per and capita” and “peoples' wellbeing” interchangeably.
Autumn is the busiest period of the budget process. This is that time when the following year’s budget is being planned, discussed and approved. There are mentions of the budget everywhere. In order to feel yourself comfortable in this discussion, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the structure of the state budget. If you would like to learn even more, please visit ‘Budget of Ukraine’.
“The Price of the State” website allows everyone, using “The Receipt from the State” application, to calculate how much he or she pays in taxes each year and how the government allocates his or her tax money. The only information needed to do this is the person’s monthly net salary and budget for goods and services. This article aims to clarify how the application works.
Embezzlement has long been the norm in Ukraine. It seems that any effort to curb the country’s chronic corruption is simply met with a higher bribe, thus driving the country further into a seemingly unbreakable cycle. Indeed, even the traditional rotation of figureheads in the cabinet is virtually meaningless in terms of fighting the fundamental structure of corruption in the Ukrainian state – while people change, the structure remains. Hence, how can a nation fight against this chronic illness in such an environment?