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; 15.01.2016-15.01.2018

Donor: United Nations Democracy Fund

Project Coordinator: Kateryna Tsybenko

Publications

Transparency of the Local Government Depends Upon Proactive Citizens – Kateryna Tsybenko

Transparency International Ukraine and the Institute of Political Studies will study the transparency of Ukrainian cities and stimulate citizens to shape their own city policy, says Kateryna Tsybenko, coordinator of the project, and Oleksandr Solontai, the…

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Competing for Transparency

On March 9, the research methodology of the transparency ranking of the100 largest cities in Ukraine was presented to the public by Transparency International Ukraine and the Institute of Political Studies. Thanks to this methodology, analysts…

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Developing Local Democracy Through #TransparentCities

How to improve access to information, make public procurement transparent, avoid a conflict of interest, and attract more investments for local budgets? Why is the project “Building Transparent Cities in Ukraine” considered an important tool for…

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