The analysis of the pension reform in Ukraine in the IMF conducted since November. As can be seen, the conclusions for the Ukrainian authorities, who intended to await new loans from the International Monetary Fund, by adopting reform half measures, are disappointing.
The IMF, as reported UNIANIt was noted that in order for Ukraine to receive the fifth credit tranche, it is necessary to ensure compliance of the “pension reform with the objectives of cooperation”. In addition, the IMF "strongly recommended" to increase gas prices in accordance with the so-called "import parity". According to the latest data, Ukraine will raise gas prices for the population by about 8,3% already in the first quarter of this year.
Pension changes in Ukraine began in October 2017. The state decided to tighten the requirements for the minimum insurance retirement experience. In fact, we are talking about a veiled increase in the retirement age.