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70% of Ukrainians expect an economic boom in post-war Ukraine – CASE Ukraine

10.11.2023 48% of Ukrainians believe that the primary source of economic growth should be the government's creation of conditions for foreign investors and Ukrainian entrepreneurs. 27.1% of respondents expect the confiscation of Russian assets.

This is stated in the results of a sociological survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology at the request of the Center for Social and Economic Research CASE Ukraine.

To the question, “Do you think Ukraine will experience rapid economic growth (e.g., 5-7% of GDP per year) after the end of the war?” 21.2% of the answers were “Yes, it will start within 1-2 years after the end of the war”. And the % of those who believe that economic growth will begin within 3-5 years is 48.5% of polled.

At the same time, 20.2% of the population needs to see conditions for significant economic growth. Another 9.4% of respondents needed help to say.


When asked, “What could be the main source of rapid economic growth after the war?” 28.9% of the population named “the government’s creation of conditions for foreign investors and entrepreneurs to become interested in Ukraine.” The option of Russia’s compensation for damages and the transfer of seized Russian funds and property to Ukraine was chosen by 27.1% of respondents. The third option was “improving the business environment for Ukrainian entrepreneurs” (19.1%).

Only 8.9% of respondents believed preferential loans and charitable contributions from Western countries to reconstruct Ukraine would generate economic growth. And 5.1% of respondents chose the “other reasons” option.

The option “hard to say” was chosen by 9.8% of respondents.

The Kyiv International Institute of Sociology surveyed from September 11 to October 11, 2023. Based on a random sample of mobile phone numbers, 2014 respondents aged 18 and older were interviewed. The sample did not include residents of the territories temporarily not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities until February 24, 2022, and citizens who left the country after February 24, 2022. The statistical error of the sample does not exceed 2.4%.