Ukraine Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services

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Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services is a five-year, $19 million program that works with Ukrainian citizens, the central government, and municipalities to improve public procurement, eServices, and access to public data to help reduce corruption.

Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity transformed the executive and legislative branches of government in 2014. Since then, the government of Ukraine has prioritized increasing public sector transparency and accountability through eGovernance reforms, including eProcurement, Open Data, and eServices.

Transparent and open governments require readily available information about government operations and are more efficient due to reduced opportunities for corruption. Through the USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services program, Eurasia Foundation and its partners are providing technical assistance and training that enable the government of Ukraine to implement visible and successful reforms in public administration and services to greatly reduce corruption.

Eurasia Foundation is partnering with leading Ukrainian nongovernmental organizations, including the East Europe Foundation, Data Journalism Agency (TEXTY), SocialBoost, and Transparency International Ukraine, as well as the Kyiv School of Economics and the London-based Open Data Institute to deliver this program.

The Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services program is designed to achieve three key results:

  • Large-scale Use of e-Procurement: Electronic procurement becomes the standard approach for the majority of public procurements in Ukraine.
  • Effective Open Data Program: All 18 central ministries and at least 35 municipalities with populations greater than 100,000 publish data on a regular basis under an Open Data program.
  • Development of eServices to Fight Corruption: Select key public services are largely free of corruption through transparency, process improvement, and automation.

To achieve these results, the implementing consortium engages directly with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the State Agency for E-Governance as well as local governments, educational institutions, technology companies, civil society organizations, and citizens of Ukraine in 35 target municipalities.

Specifically, the program consults on procurement legislation and is developing a procurement training program, creating a Public Procurement Best Practices Index, and improving the IT infrastructure of Ukraine’s innovative ProZorro eProcurement platform. It also encourages local governments and ministries to regularly publish data, sponsors an Open Data Challenge Series to foster innovation in public services, and publishes a barometer of Open Data. Finally, it supports development of an eServices Road Map that will create a clear picture of the landscape of government e-services and how they can be linked more cohesively.

This program description is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of the Eurasia Foundation and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
This material has been funded by UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.

 

 

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