GCRF Logo
Europe's second largest country, Ukraine is a land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east. Ukraine has experienced acute political, security, and economic challenges during the past six years. An uprising against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014 ushered in a Western-leaning government, but Russia used the opportunity to seize the Crimean peninsula and arm insurgent groups to occupy parts of the industrialised east of Ukraine (BBC, 2019). Lack of trust in public institutions remains a fundamental concern for most people, and surveys reveal that many feel that corruption remains endemic – from the financial sector to health care – and that powerful oligarchs still dominate the economy (World Bank, 2020).
0 million (total population)
0 % youth not in education, employment or training in 2017
0 % primary schools with access to the internet for pedagogical purposes in 2018
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

Related articles

Secure food production for present and future generations relies on healthy agricultural...

11 October 2022

By Dr. Ala’a Alshdiefat – The UK aims to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Net Zero means reducing emissions to their lowest amount through energy efficiency measures...

27 September 2022

Infectious diseases are responsible for nearly 70% of deaths in Africa each year. Globally, drug-resistant infections are on the rise, making the search for new and effective medicines increasingly...

24 November 2022