|The president of the Ukrainian Publishers and Booksellers Association, the head chairman of the expert committee of Ukrainian National Council of culture and spirituality at the President’s Office|
Highly respected Viktor Andriyovich! Ukrainian Association of book publishers and distributors addresses you with a question that needs your immediate personal intervention, because, as the experience shows, this problem can totally overcome your Decree “About some measures for development of book publishing business in Ukraine” (March 21, 2006) and lead to a serious crisis in one of the branches of publishing business – book trade, which is in very critical condition already.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is responding to the global rise in food prices with more support for agribusiness and a market-driven, private sector-led strategy to increase the food supply in developing countries.
Ukraine’s overall standing on the ease of doing business has not improved this year although several reforms were implemented, finds Doing Business 2009 - the sixth publication in an annual series of reports published by the World Bank and IFC.
This Guide is targeted for those who are interested in the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), cooperation between business, civil society and the government, and for those who need additional information about the development of CSR strategy in business corporations.
Research was initiated and supported by the International Renaissance Foundation, the Fund for Central and East European Book Project (Amsterdam) and the MATRA program of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
28 participants from 13 publishing houses from Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Kremenchuk, Lviv, Sevastopol and Ternopil, as well as 2 journalists from Crimea and 1 researcher from Lviv Printing Academy participated in Strategic Planning seminar conducted by Book Marketing Research (BMR, Poland), organised by International Renaissance Foundation and held at Lviv Catholic University, on December 14-15, 2006.