The 2017-2021 ranking database

The transparency ranking database contains the results of the annual ranking of 100 city councils of the largest cities of Ukraine by population.

In 2017 and 2018, the work of local self-government bodies was assessed in 13 spheres: “Information of the work of local authorities”; “Access and participation”; “Procurement”; “Housing policy”; “Financial assistance and grants”; “Social services”; “HR issues”; “Anti-corruption policy and professional ethics”; “Land use and construction policy”; “Municipal enterprises”; “Municipal property”; “Education.”

In 2019, another sphere of city transparency was added — “Investments and economic development.”

The data contains research results from 2017 (first ranking) to 2021 in the XLSX format.

The accountability rating database contains the evaluation results of 50 cities in Ukraine for the years 2020-2021.

In 2022, the annual ratings were not conducted due to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by russia. Instead, the program conducted a study on the transparency status of 70 cities in Ukraine under the conditions of a state of war, using a new methodology. This study on the transparency status of cities during wartime is not a direct continuation of the Transparency Rating, as the methodologies significantly differ in evaluation scales and the number of indicators used.


Transparency ranking methodology


The ranking methodology has been developed by Transparency International Ukraine CSO, an accredited chapter of the global movement Transparency International, together with the Institute of Political Education based on the adapted municipal transparency assessment methodology of Transparency International Slovakia.


Accountability ranking methodology


The accountability methodology was developed by the team of the Transparent Cities program of the Transparency International Ukraine CSO, together with the teams of civil society organizations Public Control Platform and Center for Public Monitoring and Research.


Methodology for measuring transparency in the investment sector


The investment transparency ranking aims to increase the level of anti-corruption practices and transparency at the city level in the investment sphere. The methodology was developed after consultations with representatives of business associations, interested civil society organizations and the authorities, who provided their proposals for indicators.