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The main driver of private primary healthcare, as international experience shows, is transitioning patients from state-owned medical facilities to private because the latter have better service and equipment.

Ukraine has prerequisites for such a transition too. First of all, the patients themselves are largely discontent both with the service quality and the actual expenditures incurred as patients of state-owned clinics. In this situation, the government's objective is reforming the healthcare system to improve the service quality and economic efficiency of state-owned medical facilities. In practice, however, it is the opposite. Reforming the healthcare sector in neighboring countries shows that the actual result of reforms is a reduced accessibility and downgraded quality of medical services against the reduced number of state-owned clinics.

The specific nature of healthcare is that the government acts here as the key player. For Ukraine, it is a significant facto...


Solar energy has become a hot topic these days among many. Often referred to as the energy of the future, it attracts considerable investments in a construction of solar stations. In this article, we are breaking down the commercial prospects of companies operating on the market and measure the size of investments and rate of return (ROR).

Modern solar panels need no additional investments for dozens of years and, in our opinion, can become super‑lucrative in a long-term.

Inside the grand scheme of renewable energy

Renewable energy is a power generated by means of solar, water, wind, and biomass. These power generation sources show positive dynamics increasing their share on the global energy market.

Such an increase is warranted by the following circumstances:

  • actions to counter the global warming become more systematic. The Paris Agreement on climate change envisages specific measures to reduce the greenhouse gas emi...

World Overview

The coal industry is undergoing a slow growth since the developing countries will continue refusing from this energy source due to its eco-aggressive nature. Coal generates almost 30% of the global electricity but its share is anticipated to drop at 27% in 2021 because 45% of all carbon emissions in the energy sector are connected with the coal, and it is also a source of other types of pollution. However, the reduced demand for coal in the developed countries will be compensated by an increasing demand in the developing countries, particularly from India and South-East Asia. The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts that the world growth of coal consumption will be only 0.6% in the period from 2016 to 2021.

According to IEA, the world coal market has undergone a shift in the coal demand towards Asia since the 2000s, which now generates the key demand. Due to its accessibility, coal remains to be the key worldwide raw material fo...

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