In his parting exclusive interview with the Dzerkalo Tyzhnia Ukraine (his four-year mandate terminated in 2011) Raiser said that Ukraine has no shortage of strategies or plans, but only some of them are realized.
Raiser regrets that not all goals of the Partnership Strategy with Ukraine in the period from 2008 to 2011 were reached (the Strategy provided for financing from $2 to $6 billion to Ukraine). He said that the World Bank learnt several important lessons from the process, including three key lessons that would be absolutely crucial for further cooperation of the World Bank with Ukraine.
“First, we should permanently think of introducing the things that were planned. Ukraine has no shortage of strategies or plans, but only some of them are realized. This is substantially typical for our cooperation with your country as well. We should apply more efforts to prearrange new projects so to be confident in their proper and expedient realization,” he said.