Regarding Monetisation of Subsidies

November 22, 2018


In January 2019 Ukraine does not launch monetisation of subsidies per se, but rather starts adopting relevant provisions to regulate this process. Currently about 5 million households receive subsidies in Ukraine.

Upon the government’s initiative, it is planned to undertake monetisation based on experiments conducted in 2017–2018. The first stage will cover those who first applied for a subsidy (from January 2019); the second stage will involve monetisation outside the heating season (from May 2019), and finally, the monetisation will reach all eligible Ukrainians starting from October 2019.

Initially, the draft State Budget included UAH 55 billion on subsidies. According to experts, however, we need at least UAH 90 billion, not including increased heating tariffs. For example, heating tariffs in Kyiv are set to rise by 32%, therefore it is highly likely that relevant funds in the State Budget will be insufficient for monetisation.

Olga Pyshchulina

Leading Expert, Social and Gender Programmes

Born in 1966 in Kharkiv


School of Economics at the Kharkiv State (National) University (Kharkiv, Ukraine) (1989)

Summer Course on Human Rights, School of Human Rights Research, Faculty of Law, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2001)

PhD in sociology (Candidate of Social Science) (1997), Honorable Economics of Ukraine (2012). I am an author more than 90 publishing and a Civil Servant of 3rd rank

Research Interests:

Structural deformation of the economic and social policy; Main problems with the national models of social policy implementation; The issue of income polarization; Ineffectiveness of state transfer policy; Failure of pension reform in Ukraine; Social protection programmers in Ukraine; Regulations of labour market; Gender issues

Experience as a civil servant in the Government’s employ:

Civil Servant of 3d rank. Total experience 12 years. The Head of Social Policy Department (since 2010), Principal Consultant of the Civil Society and Social Relationships Department (since 2003) National Institute for Strategic Studies

Experience as a Research Fellow:

Senior Researcher (1995–2001) , Researcher (1989–1995) School of Sociology, Karazin Kharkiv National University, School of Sociology (1997–2003)

Teaching Experience:

Associate Professor, School of Sociology, Karazin Kharkiv National University, School of Sociology (1997–2003)

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