About us


Centre for Economic Strategy (CES) is an independent policy think tank founded in May 2015. Its goal is to support reforms in Ukraine in order to achieve sustainable economic growth.

Our principles

Centre for Economic Strategy contributes to the development of an economic growth strategy for Ukraine, conducts independent analysis of the most important policy issues, and builds public support for reforms based on the following principles:

  • Economic freedom (liberalisation, deregulation, privatisation)
  • Free and fair competition
  • Small but effective state
  • Transparency and freedom of information
  • Law enforcement and property rights protection
  • Sound and sustainable public finances
  • Knowledge-based economy

Our founders

  • Tomas Fiala, CEO of Dragon Capital, Ukraine’s leading investment bank
  • Ivan Miklos, former deputy prime minister and minister of finance of the Slovak Republic
  • Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, civic activist and musician

Our funding sources in 2017

SourceAmount, UAH
Charitable contribution from Tomas Fiala3690000
Charitable contribution from the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ukraine1509601
Non-repayable financial aid from Dragon Capital Investments1049000
Grant from Foundation Open Society Institute612019
Charity support from Western Nis Enterprise Fund79570
Analysis of types of markets and their regulation features for Arzinger Law Office59400
TOTAL REVENUE in 20176999590

Our funding sources in 2016

SourceAmount, UAH
Charitable contribution from Tomas Fiala4945000
Charitable contribution from Yuriy Vitrenko49500
Analysis of the budget request of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine
for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,
acting on behalf of the German Government
TOTAL REVENUE in 20165036500

Our funding sources in 2015

SourceAmount, UAH
Charitable contribution from Tomas Fiala3046000
Revenue from research services 6750
TOTAL REVENUE in 20153052750


CES does not support any political party or any political leader.

Centre for Economic Strategy is a member of Reanimation Package of Reforms – a civic platform that unites leading NGOs and experts from all over Ukraine and serves as a coordination centre of development and implementation of key reforms in Ukraine.

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