1.2 points out of 20.
This is Poltava’s score for transparency of the investment sector, according to the results of investment sector transparency research, carried out with the help of methodology developed by Transparency International Ukraine.
On 13 November, the presentation of Investment Sector Transparency Ranking of 100 Ukrainian Cities was held in Poltava for representatives of the city council, journalists and activists. Poltava ranked 88th.
Characterizing the situation with investment sector transparency in Poltava, program coordinator of Transparent Cities with Transparency International Kateryna Tsybenko said: “In the Investment Sector Transparency [i] Ranking Poltava got its points for having regulatory acts on city council’s website and investment portal. On the other 15 indicators of the methodology of the ranking Poltava got zeros. The first thing we recommend to do is to connect to effective regulation Platform and work on implementation of digital auctions for vending of seasonal trade rights.”
Anatolii Kotov, project coordinator of “From Transparency in the Investment Sector to Overcoming Corruption Risks,” characterized the importance of the project as follows: “The project aims at increasing the investment sector transparency on the municipal level. We have analyzed websites of city councils based on 17 indicators which reflect the investment sector (presence of a geoportal, investment passport etc.). The project is supposed to result in improvement of the score in the investment sector transparency ranking of 100 biggest Ukrainian cities in at least 10 of those cities.”
TI Ukraine continues to work on transparency in the regions of Ukraine and to motivate representatives of the local self-government to strive for greater transparency. After all, openness and transparency are the principal prerequisites to reduce the level of corruption.