Transparency International Ukraine is an accredited chapter of the global movement Transparency International, helping Ukraine grow stronger since 2012. The organization takes a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of changes for reduction of corruption levels in certain areas. TI Ukraine launched the “Transparent cities” program in 2017.
To overcome corruption at the local level and promote transparency and accountability practices.
Transparency of local government
- From 2017 to 2022, the program annually compiled the Transparency Ranking of the 100 largest cities in Ukraine, providing recommendations for improving the situation and implementing best transparency practices.
- The program also developed the Accountability Ranking of 50 Ukrainian cities, which revealed the actual state of accountability of local authorities.
- In 2020, the online platform “Transparent cities” was created with the main goal of promoting an effective dialogue between the government and the community.
- In the challenging year of 2022, the program team conceptually changed the methodology for assessing transparency in cities. Only 70 cities were evaluated out of the usual 100 according to the updated criteria.
Institutional capacity of city councils
We offer ready-made solutions to increase transparency and accountability, providing support to cities in the process of change. We have developed and continuously update a collection of examples of proper municipal transparency practices.
Development of local initiatives
We train activists to promote changes and provide tools to ensure transparency and control over local government activities.
Engagement of an active and competent community
We conduct thematic educational events for activists, create a network of competent change-makers who can participate in policy formation and implementation, and promote the transparency trend among the population.
We provide informal training on transparency and accountability for civil servants, activists, and business representatives.
We develop quality analytics regarding the situation of transparency and accountability in Ukrainian cities.