Ukrainian National Competitiveness Report 2013

Ukrainian National Competitiveness Report 2013

Top five regions in the national competitiveness index 2013 are Kyiv City, Kharkiv, Odesa, Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.

This year Odesa Oblast moves up to the 3rd place, ahead of the traditional leaders, Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts.

The bottom-ranked regions also remain almost unchanged: Kirovohrad, Kherson, Zhytomyr, Ternopil and Chernihiv oblasts. 

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Short Review:

Ukrainian National Competitiveness Report 2013 consists of four chapters.
The first chapter presents the calculation methodology of the World Economic Forum, which was used in the Report to measure the competitiveness of Ukrainian regions. The appendices to
the chapter provide a detailed description of the Index structure as well as statistical data and the questions addressed to business executives in the regions.
The second chapter of the Report describes the deliverables of the study on the competitiveness of Ukrainian regions. This chapter gives an analysis of the competitive strengths and weaknesses of the regions in general, revealing similarities and differences in individual assessments, and comparing these results against a sample of 148 countries.
The third chapter relates to the specific issues. It gives a more detailed analysis of the current situation and describes the potential impact of business sophistication on Ukraine’s competitiveness. The chapter provides the detailed analysis of the business sophistication factors, such as adaptability, corporate governance, corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, professional management, innovations, internal business processes, financial market development and business financing.
The fourth chapter analyzes the results of the Executive Opinion Survey in terms of the main problematic factors for doing business in Ukraine, by industry and region.
The fifth chapter gives a short description of each Ukrainian region’s results in the national ranking.
Finally, the report provides profiles of the competitiveness of each region, including the ranking and the data values used to calculate the Index.