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

We Need Public Transit Reform Instead of UAH 8 for One Ticket That Gets Us Nowhere. Blog by Kateryna Tsybenko

Many of you will recognize the feeling: you come back to Kyiv from abroad and you immediately hate our public transit. The first object of criticism is, of course, the private mini-bus, or “marshrutka.” They are…

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Workshop for City Councils: “Electronic Resources to City Councils’ Aid: How to Use Their Potential in Interaction with the Community and Internal Work of the Council.”

The Ukrainian chapter of the global anti-corruption organization Transparency International cordially invites council representatives to the workshop “Electronic Resources to City Councils’ Aid: How to Use Their Potential in Interaction with the Community and Internal Work of…

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They Are Changing Cities: Subgrant Recipients of Transparent Cities Share Their Achievements

Over the past four months, Transparency International Ukraine (TIU) has been actively working to involve local civil society organizations in building and promoting the transparency and accountability of Ukrainian cities. It is for this reason that…

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