How Efficient is Employing Former Businessmen in Civil Service: International Experience

By: Dmitriy Dyachenko, KNEU student, intern of the analytical department at ICU, Aleksandr Valchyshen, Head of Research Department at ICU

This material was prepared in the framework of the thematic week devoted to the activities of Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers (published in the summer). But for reasons beyond the editorial office, it is published just now.

In 2014, a number of new civil servants in Ukraine were recruited from the private sector. The most famous newcomers included Natalie Jaresko, the minister of finance, and Aivaras Abromavichus, the minister of economy. According to the calculations made by the authors, 40% of Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s government was formed by former businesspersons. Yet were these developments really unprecedented in Ukraine?

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