This is a weekly digest of news about investment and business development in Ukraine from the UkraineInvest team

IMF launches fund to support reforms in Ukraine.
The International Monetary Fund has announced the launch of a Capacity Building Fund for Ukraine, for which investors have already committed USD 14 mln out of a targeted USD 65 mln. The fund will cover the needs for the implementation of Ukraine’s capacity building plan and the successful implementation of reforms.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine included the Hempy UA industrial park in the Register.
The park is located in Rivne region on an area of 42.9 hectares. The park’s residents are companies specialising in the production of industrial hemp products, research and development of new products, and the provision of specialised services.

Ukrainian startup COMEBACK MOBILITY has raised USD 500,000 in investment from Zas Syndicate.
Ukrainian startup ComeBack Mobility, which develops rehabilitation attachments for crutches, has raised USD 500,000 from ZAS Syndicate (part of the investment company ZAS Ventures).

For the second quarter in a row, businesses have maintained positive expectations for growth in business activity next year.
The index of business expectations of enterprises remained unchanged at 104.5%.

The European Parliament has supported the creation of a EUR 50 bln fund to help Ukraine.
This is a new instrument, the Ukraine Facility, which will allocate EUR 50 bln over 2024-2027 in grants and loans to support Ukraine’s recovery, reconstruction and modernisation.

International financial organisations plan to use the DREAM digital ecosystem to ensure transparency and accountability of reconstruction.
All donor organisations are expected to provide a wide range of information to DREAM in a coordinated manner. This will allow for joint oversight of recovery projects.

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