Building Transparent Cities

The problem this project aims to address is corruption in local governments and the low capacity for compliance with best practices in transparency and accountability. The ongoing decentralization reform in Ukraine results in more power and financial resources being delegated to the municipalities, thus strengthening local governance.

The project aims to increase the motivation and drive of Ukrainian cities to become more transparent, accountable and participatory. We will 1) measure the transparency of the hundred largest cities and develop a local government transparency ranking; 2) conduct series of trainings in regions of Ukraine to spread best practices; 3) organize partner exchanges of experience between public officials from Ukrainian cities; and 4) organize regional workshops focused on enhancing the skills of local NGOs and activists to increase the pressure on municipalities to follow best practice.

 

Duration: 2 years; 15.01.2017-15.01.2019

Donor: United Nations Democracy Fund

Project Coordinator: Kateryna Tsybenko

Publications

Transparency Rate of Ukrainian Cities. What do the Numbers tell us?

By Kateryna Tsybenko, Radio Svoboda, ‘Tochka zoru’ What issues unite West and South of Ukraine? These parts of our country have transparency issues in housing policy, social services, and education. The results of a pilot research…

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Transparency + Active Public = Efficient Cities

Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine, Chief Expert of the anti-corruption group at the Reanimation Package of Reforms. When increasingly more power and, more importantly, money is being given to local authorities, what becomes…

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Kropyvnytskyi, Kyiv and Ivano-Frankivsk Are the Most Transparent Cities in Ukraine: the Research Study

In Ukraine, Kropyvnytskyi, Kyiv and Ivano-Frankivsk are the most transparent cities. They have the highest transparency and openness rates according to the pilot study conducted by Transparency International Ukraine and the Institute of Political Studies. The…

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