Senator Christopher Dodd and Senator Jack Reed to Speak at Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance Event

February 23, 2009

Paula Dobriansky and Kim Campbell Also Speaking at Washington, D.C. Forum on Building A Strong Economy For Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Senator Christopher Dodd and Senator Jack Reed are scheduled to speak at a breakfast forum hosted by the Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG) and The Hill, on February 24 in Washington, D.C., announced Nataliya Izosimova, Managing Director of FEG.

Also scheduled to speak are Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary, Democracy and Global Affairs; Dr. Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and an expert on the Ukrainian economy; and Kim Campbell, Chair of FEG’s International Advisory Board and former Prime Minister of Canada.

“The event, focusing on ‘Building a Strong Economy for the Real Ukraine,’ will further raise awareness of key economic issues affecting Ukraine,” Izosimova stated. “Through our ongoing public discussions and the implementation of key economic projects, FEG is working to increase economic competitiveness and create an attractive investment environment for Ukraine.”

Brief presentations on FEG’s economic development programs will be given by its international partners:

  • World Economic Forum – Ukraine’s Economic Competitiveness Study;
  • Monitor Group – Regional development projects in Western and Eastern Ukraine;
  • McKinsey & Company – Ukraine’s Economic Development Agenda;
  • Intelligence Squared – Public debates on economic and business topics.

A question and answer session will be conducted at the conclusion of the forum.

In 2008, FEG launched regional development projects to identify competitive clusters, and recommend strategies for economic growth of the city of Lviv and the Donetsk region in Ukraine. In partnership with the World Economic Forum and utilizing their methodology, FEG released the Ukraine Economic Competitiveness Report, which provides a detailed assessment of the country’s competitive advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, FEG formulated Ukraine’s Economic Development Agenda, determining key priority sectors to create a successful market economy and improve the business environment in Ukraine. FEG has also started working on a public debate program on economic and business issues in Ukraine.

About The Foundation for Effective Governance: The Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG), an independent public policy institution, was formed in 2007 by Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov. FEG’s main objective is to encourage the development of long-term national economic programs for Ukraine, through the formulation of practical policy solutions to the political, economic and social challenges facing the country. The basic principles governing FEG’s activities are independence, a focus on economic development, openness, and a practice-oriented approach. FEG’s International Advisory Board includes former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell, Chair; former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee; and Gyorgy Suranyi, former president of the National Bank of Hungary. More information on FEG is available at www.feg.org.ua/en.

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