Generation of lost opportunities

Generation of lost opportunities

On November 25, 2010, CASE Belarus experts, Aleś Alachnovič and Sierž Naŭrodski, held a press conference at the Foundation of Civic Development Forum (Poland) concerning the release of the Foundation's latest analysis titled “Belarus lost a generation”. According to the analysis, the initial abandonment of economic reforms in the 90' and then implementing them in a limited extent have not allowed Belarus to avoid the high social costs of economic transition – reduction in life expectancy and relatively low households income. Even 20 years after the dissolution of the USSR the foundations of economic growth in Belarus are still very fragile and dependent on cheap Russian energy resources.