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 a series of trainings in regions of Ukraine to disseminate 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 advanced practices.

 

Duration: 2 years; 15.01.2017-15.01.2019

Donor: United Nations Democracy Fund

Project Coordinator: Kateryna Tsybenko

The complete rating of transparency of Ukrainian cities can be found at https://transparentcities.in.ua/en/

Publications

TI Ukraine joined project development of KYIV SMART CITY 2020 concept

By 2020, innovative technologies for transparent urban management, high-quality communal and housing services as well as rapid response to the Kyiv residents’ needs will be adopted in Kyiv City. Kyiv City State Administration approved the KYIV…

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TI Ukraine delivers a set of training on transparency

How to detect violations in public procurement, improve the quality of social services and develop the gender-balanced budget? The set of regional training for transparency rise in cities started on the 3rd of August in Kyiv….

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The cities of district significance left Chernihiv behind in the transparency ranking according to the TI Ukraine research

The most transparent spheres in Chernihiv are public procurement, budget process and human resource issues. Only these three spheres got more than half of possible points. Chernihiv took the 28th place getting 34,6 points out of…

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