Director: Ella Marlenivna Libanova
Academician of the NAS of Ukraine, Doctor of Economics, Professor

The name of E.M.Libanova is related to the formation in Ukraine of a new and very important research area: human development and primarily its socio-demographic aspects. She was the leader of the working groups, which prepared thematic reports (spotlight presentations): The problem of poverty within the framework of the policy of socio-economic transformation and reform strategy, The formation of middle class in Ukrain, Demographic situation in Ukraine: problems and outcomes, Emergence and development of labour market in Ukraine: problems and outcomes, as well as the Presidents Messages to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, she was the co-author of the Message of 2005, and one of the leaders and co-author of the series of National reports on demography, social policy, labour market, gender relationship. Among other things she is a permanent co-author of the reports about human development in Ukraine, prepared under the auspices of the UN.
The original method (know-how) of human development measurement at the oblast level was developed under the guidance and with the direct participation of E.M.Libanova a Member of NAS of Ukraine. The method was certified officially and is used now for annual reconciliations by the State Committee of Statistics of Ukraine.
The monographs with case studies in human development in Ukraine have been published annually under the editorship or in co-authorship with E.M. Libanova since the time the M.V.Ptukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of NAS of Ukraine was founded.
Being a Member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine E.M. Libanova was the head of the working group and co-author of the Vision and Strategy for demographic development of Ukraine up to 2015. A considerable part of E.M. Libanovas work is related to the developing a concept of the pension reform in Ukraine: the original model of the pension system in Ukraine was developted under her supervision and direct involvment. It was supported and approved by different international institutions majoring in pension modelling.
While working in Rada and studying productive forces of Ukraine, E.M. Libanova initiated Research into Poverty issues. Nowadays the same team continues to officially perform the assessment of the scope, level and depth of poverty in Ukraine and prepares quarterly analytical surveys for the Government, but it works within the M.V.Ptukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies. A number of E.M. Libanovas works are dedicated to the problems of poverty. The labour market research results were released not only in Ukraine but also under auspice of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration.
As a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, E.M. Libanova regularly participates in prestigious international workshops and conferences. Speaking English fluently she was the Head of the official Ukrainian delegations at 35th and 36th sessions of the UN Commission for Social Development (New-York, 1997, 1999 respectively) and the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing (Leon, 2007). She was the Counselor of the Ukrainian delegation at the European Forum on Women (Vienna, 1994), World Forum on social problems Geneva2000 (Geneva, 2000), and annual sessions of the UN Commission on Population and Development (New-York, 2007, 2008)
She participated in a series of conferences and workshops as an UN expert on human development (New-York, 1995), sustainable development (New-York, 1996; Ghent, 1996; Budapest, 1999), ageing of population (Malta, 1997). She was UNICEF coordinator for social policy issues in the countries with economies in transition (Florence, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998), world Bank expert on poverty in the countries with economies in transition (Budapest, 2000), ILO expert on flexibility and security of labour market (Budapest, 2006; Geneva, 2007; Geneva, 2008), the European Commission expert on socio-economic development (Brussel, 2008).
Over 200 scientific papers by E.M. Libanova appeared in Ukrainian and foreign journals, more than 30 of them in the publications of UN, World Bank, UNIEF, ILO and other authoritative international organizations. E.M. Libanova pursues the active work of an expert and a researcher as a member of the Committee for State Awards of Ukraine in Science and Technology and Deputy Chairman of the corresponding section of the Coordination Centre for pension reform implementation, Committee for economic reforms under the President of Ukraine, and Coordinating Council for the competitiveness recovery of the national economy.
E. Libanova is a part of the editorial board of some authoritative journals such as: ": " (Ukraine: aspects of labour), " " (Economic forecasting), " " (Statistics of Ukraine), " " (People and politics), " " (Social protection), and the head of the editorial board of "Demography and Social Economy which was founded on her own initiative. The round table under her guidance on topical socio-demographical issues in Ukraine has already been working for 4 years. Famous scientists, researchers, representatives of legislative and executive power, and the media participate in its work.
She was awarded Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2003) and Commendation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2004), and decorated with an Order of Princess Olga of 3rd (2009) and 2nd (2013) degree.

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