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Policy Insight 117: The effect of the war on human capital in Ukraine and the path for rebuilding

Even as the war in Ukraine continues, it is imperative to implement, post haste, a strategy to combat the substantial effects of the war on Ukrainian human capital. In this Policy Insight, the authors estimate the effect of the war on Ukraine's human capital and identify key directions for rebuilding human capital in the country. This includes the quantity and quality of schooling for children, quality of higher education, training and retraining programmes for adults, assistance for people with physical and mental disabilities, post-deployment re-integration into the civilian sector, population growth and fertility, and the promotion of self-motivating mechanisms.

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Kudlyak, M, A Sahin and Y Gorodnichenko (eds)