Deregulation policy

Country: Ukraine

Survey of potential for regulatory reform in Russia and Ukraine.  Review of regulatory framework including licensing and permits. Review of abuses and negative effects on SME sector development. 

Conduced more than 100 interviews with local and expatriate businessmen, officials, reformist politicians, economists and donor agency personnel.  Established links between excessive regulation, bureaucratic corruption, organised crime and stunted SME development.  Assessed key remedies worldwide and made recommendations.