Ukraine: Conflict reaches protracted phase but sounds of shelling and risk of mines continue – Challenges in accessing services and markets along the line of contact have become part of everyday life

April 2018 marked the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Donbas, the eastern region of Ukraine. Despite a ceasefire agreement signed in 2014, conflict along the densely populated areas in the vicinity of the 500 kilometre contact line continues with Read more…

Ukraine: The challenge of accessing basic services in areas close to the contact line

After three years of conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups in eastern Ukraine, almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes. Clashes on the contact line between Ukrainian forces and Read more…

Ukraine: Local economy, trade relationships, and labour markets disrupted by conflict in eastern regions

Three years into the conflict that opposes the Government of Ukraine and separatist forces in Donetsk and Luhansk, it has become increasingly urgent to understand the consequences of war on labour markets and enterprises in East Ukraine. Large areas of Read more…