There are 14,000 public utility companies in Ukraine, most of which suffer from political interference. Ukrainian public utility companies are characterized by negative returns on equity and assets, especially it relates to organizations supplying water, gas, electricity, etc. Such public utility companies are high in deterioration of funds.
To address inefficiencies, the following measures should be implemented:
- Public-private partnership instruments involving investors should be applied for public utility companies providing important public services;
- in the case of natural monopolies and transport public utility companies, corporate governance should be encouraged to increase investment attractiveness.