Assessment of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Ukraine

This Assessment is part of the United Nations response that aims to help the Government of Ukraine respond to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis and manage its complexity and uncertainty. Its main objectives were to: (i) understand the immediate and long-term effects of COVID-19 on public health and the population’s well-being; and (ii) review the current response, identify possible gaps and suggest immediate measures and policy options for the future. All of these objectives informed a discussion on the formulation of a recovery plan that aims to build back better.

The Assessment was prepared based on primary data collected by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) through about 60 field surveys investigating various areas of impact, triangulated with secondary data from various sources.1 The presentation of the Assessment findings is organized around the five pillars of A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19: Pillar 1. Health systems and services; Pillar 2. Social protection and basic services; Pillar 3. Economic response and recovery; Pillar 4. Macroeconomic response and multilateral cooperation; and Pillar 5 Social cohesion and community resilience.

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