The Transparent cities team released the results of a pilot study on the accountability of Ukrainian cities. The project specialists checked the accountability of the authorities of 10 cities of Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Drohobych, Kyiv, Lviv, Mariupol, Odesa, Pokrov, Ternopil, and Kharkiv.
In order to investigate the practical level of compliance with the requirements in the field of municipal openness and the actual state of public participation in management decisions, the Transparent Cities program team together with the teams of “Public Control Platform” and “Center for Public Monitoring and Research” developed a methodology of Ranking the accountability of Ukrainian cities.
The aim of this study was to test the potential of accountability methodology to further improve its indicators in Ukrainian cities. To achieve this goal, we set ourselves the following main goals:
- Study the current level of accountability in cities:
- Identify the level of compliance with regulatory requirements in the field of municipal accountability.
- Identify general trends in the implementation of the principle of accountability in local governments.
- Determine the percentage of implementation of areas of methodology and their indicators.
- Identify, how the results of cities in the implementation of the practices of municipal transparency and accountability are correlated with each other.
- Based on the results obtained, develop recommendations to improve the level of accountability of city councils and their subordinate enterprises, institutions, and organizations.
More about the preparation and analysis of the results of the pilot assessment of accountability of 10 Ukrainian cities can be found in the analytical note.
The analytical note also sets out recommendations for the preparation of city councils for the assessment of accountability of 50 Ukrainian cities, which will soon be launched by the Transparent Cities program team.
The research is being conducted within the project “Online platform TransparentCities: interaction of civil society and local governments for better accountability and good governance” with the financial support from the European Union. Its content is the sole responsibility of Transparency International Ukraine and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.