The reconstruction of Ukraine will be a daunting challenge, involving multiple stakeholders such as governments, international financial institutions, private sector, civil society, and academia in and out of Ukraine.
To facilitate coordination across key stakeholders, the School of Public Policy and the Growth Co-Lab at LSE organized and hosted the Ukraine Reconstruction Forum, an in-person meeting that occurred on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of May.
The event counted with the attendance of fifty representatives including high-level officials from government, private sector, think tanks and civil society coming from Ukraine, envoys from all major international financial institutions, bilateral aid agencies, and academic experts.
The goal of the meeting was threefold:
- To create a neutral and safe space where participants could share information and perspectives on different aspects associated to the reconstruction
- To catalyze action and support
- To create a working group to mobilize the financial resources and human capital needed to bring Ukraine back on its feet
The first meeting of the Ukraine Reconstruction Forum will not be the end, but rather the beginning of an ongoing coordinated support effort, where the School of Public Policy and the Growth Co-Lab at LSE put their convening capacity, facilities, and technical skills to support the process of reconstruction, synthetizing and integrating different complementary efforts, and developing research that informs policies aimed at restoring, renewing, and revitalizing the economy of Ukraine.