In the world competitiveness rating for 2020, Ukraine took 55th place out of 63. Compared to 2019, our country lost one place. In terms of competitiveness, Ukraine today lags far behind neighboring Belarus and Poland. According to the published rating, our country is ahead of even such countries as Thailand, Kazakhstan and Colombia. This shameful situation, unfortunately, is natural.
Both the current and former rulers have shown a complete inability to use Ukraine’s enormous potential. Our Motherland is the largest country in Europe, rich in raw materials, industrial and human resources. Nevertheless, today Ukraine is noncompetitive in the international arena in most respects. The key reason is simple: a clan-oligarchic system of government. Through the merging of business, management levers and media resources, the representatives of big capital monopolized not only the economy but also the government. They have illegally seized strategic enterprises and resources. Through corruption, information manipulation and pressure, the oligarchy subjugated the state apparatus.
Therefore, Ukraine is ruled by people who are simply not interested in its development. Incompetent puppets of the oligarchy are accustomed only to parasitize on the state. Against this background, the default of human capital is progressing in the country. Such strategically important areas for the competitiveness as education and science of the state suffer from chronic underfunding. Kleptocrats in power are actually destroying Ukrainian science and primitivizing education. Many talented professionals are forced to seek self-realization abroad.
The inability to properly compete with other countries on the planet causes Ukraine to become increasingly backward. The main factor hindering the development of Ukraine is the corrupt clan-oligarchic system of government. Poverty, catastrophic demographics, mass despair and frustration prevail in the country. As a result, we have an extremely low level of competitiveness. This situation can be changed only through complex changes after the dismantling of the clan-oligarchic system. To do this, power must belong to the national elite, not to clowns and kleptocrats.