Ukraine and Privatization: A Second Chance to Make a First Impression

By Michael Willard

Three decades ago in Washington, D.C., my boss looked across the table and asked: “How would you like to lead a large USAID market reform program in Ukraine?”

I asked, “Where’s Ukraine?”

“Heck, if I know,” he replied. “Somewhere near Russia.”

Today, almost everyone with a radio, television, or reads a newspaper knows where Ukraine is due to its geopolitical importance vis-a-vis Russia. It is, indeed, an independent…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
J. Michael Willard

I am a novelist but my day job is utilizing my years as a business consultant, journalist, and public service in the field of international development.