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Volodymyr Groysman: Emphasis on digital economy would enable Ukraine to expedite growth and increase its global competitiveness
30.01.2018 | 10:43

Focusing on the digital economy will allow Ukraine to accelerate economic growth, as well as notch up its success and competitiveness among the countries of the globe. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine during a meeting with business circles and experts in the digital market sector. The event was organized within the framework of the discussion of the Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy and Society of Ukraine for 2018 - 2020.

"The issue of the digital economy is as relevant as ever. If we focus on the development of digital economy, we can achieve success," stressed Volodymyr Groysman. "We need rapid economic upturn, and we have everything necessary to ensure it."

The Head of Government accentuated that the introduction of new technologies is the key to achieving the strategic goal. "We need a booster," said the Prime Minister. "We have rather good signals in the economy performance, but we understand that a 2-3% growth is insufficient. Our objective is "5% plus"… Our task is to become one of the most powerful economies in Europe."

According to the Prime Minister, the Government is ready to work in synergy with experts and businesses to develop and introduce solutions to support technological breakthrough, support start-ups, modernize education and ensure a reliable transfer of technologies, from development to industrial use. "In this world, we must be fast and mobile. And it depends on the authorities and regulations, as well as the conditions we can create... The Government is committed to adopting decision," emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.  


Development of digital economy is a set of mechanisms, motivations and incentives for the development of digital solutions, and hence a comprehensive digital infrastructure, aimed to take advantage of the state's capabilities, to increase its competitiveness, and improve the well-being of citizens. The concept of digital technology development involves the implementation of a number of measures aimed at overcoming the digital divide through the introduction and use of advanced communication and data transmission technologies, as well as the comprehensive introduction of digital technologies - from the introduction of digital jobs to joining digital initiatives of the modern world. The Roadmap for the implementation of the concept for 2018 envisages the introduction of about two dozen steps, including conducting researches on the digitization of industry and businesses, identifying basic digital services, preparing tools to upgrade education, and also producing the forecasts for Ukraine's digital development by 2020.


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