Transparency International Ukraine launches an active fight against corruption on the local level within the two–year project «Building Transparent Cities in Ukraine» supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). The expected result of the project is improved transparency in 15 municipalities.
Within the framework of the project, basing on the successful Slovak methodology, researchers will build a transparency ranking of 100 largest cities in Ukraine. Analysts will use up to 10 indices: access to information, conflict of interest, local investments etc. 15 cities with the lowest transparency will be chosen according to the ranking. TI Ukraine will then conduct a number of trainings sharing the best practices of transparency and accountability with civil activists, journalists and local authorities representatives.
15 local anti-corruption organizations, which implement their initiatives in order to raise transparency indices of municipalities, will be provided with sub-grants. After the sub-grantees’ initiatives are applied, a final survey measuring the results will be carried out.
The partners of the project are Transparency International Slovakia and the Institute of Political Education. The duration of the project: from 15th January 2017 to 15th January 2019.