Transparent, Financially Healthy and Competitive Self-governments in Ukraine

Dátum: 19.11.2014

Project is financed by the SlovakAid – Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic.

Partner:

International Centre for Policy Studies

Duration:

October 15, 2015 – March 15, 2017

Objectives:

The main objective of the project is to support regional development in Ukraine through know-how transfer of successful projects implemented in Slovakia. By implementing the project, we would like to strengthen financial decentralization competences of municipalities, to strengthen their capacities at improving living condition of their citizens, to increase citizens’ awareness of self-government significance, financial sustainability and transparency.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To intensify fight against corruption at local level by formulating the Anti-corruption measures reflecting anti-corruption priorities of Ukrainian self-government bodies and the best anti-corruption practices from Slovakia (e.g. publishing of public contracts on the Internet, public presence at meetings of self-government bodies, public recording of these meetings, etc.).
  2. To intensify public demand for efficient public spending of municipalities. An online portal on financial management of Ukrainian municipalities will be created; portal will dramatically improve information about municipalities’ fiscal management and will enable comparison of key debt and financial sustainability parameters. In this part of the project we plan to utilize unique know-how from a similar project, which has been successfully implemented in the Slovak Republic and led to a dramatic decline in debt of municipalities within last two years.
  3. To increase competitiveness of Ukrainian regions by creating an interactive competitiveness model and comprehensive analysis of competitive advantages and disadvantages of Ukrainian regions (districts). The analysis will examine the level and quality of economic activity, infrastructure, human resources and public administration in regions, will identify barriers for economic development and will propose competitiveness strategies for regions of the Ukraine. Know-how will be derived from a similar and successful project implemented in Slovakia.

Events:

Press conference
Date: December 19, 2016
Presenting update of the portal on budget transparency of regions and their capital cities in Ukraine

Online platform “Local budgets transparency”
Venue: 8/16 B. Khmelnytskoho str., Kyiv, the “Ukrinform” office
Date: June 30, 2016

Agenda:
09:45-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:10 Welcoming speeches of ICPS and INEKO representatives
10:10-10:25 Presentation of the online-platform, review of the methodology (Angela Bochi, ICPS)
10:25-10:40 Slovak experience of applying the financial health rating of local budgets for the economic policy development (report by Peter Goliash, INEKO)
10:40-10:55 Best experience in increasing transparency and fight against corruption on local governments in Slovakia (Michal Pisko, Transperancy International, Slovakia)
10:55-11:30 Discussion and closing remarks

Kick Off Seminar in Kyiv
Venue: ІА “Ukrinform”, 8/16 Bohdan Khmelnytsky Str., Kyiv
Date: November 12th, 2015

Agenda:
09:45 – 10:00 Registration of participants
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome speech of an ICPS representative
10:10 – 10:30 Local Watchdogs in Ensuring Control over Public Finances in Ukraine (ICPS)
10:30 – 10:50 Transparent, financially healthy and competitive municipalities in Ukraine, (Peter Golias, INEKO)
10:50 – 11:10 Competitiveness model of Slovak municipalities: experiences for Ukraine, (Robert Kicina, Business Alliance of Slovakia)
11:10 – 11:30 Discussion and concluding remarks
11:30 – 12:00 Informal discussion at coffee break

Outputs:

Internet portals:

Project documents:

Presentations:

Media and other outputs:

Photos from Online platform “Local budgets transparency”

Photos from Kick Off Seminar in Kyiv