Support to good governance: Project against corruption in Ukraine (UPAC)

The UPAC Project aimed at strengthening Ukrainian institutions’ capacities in their anti-corruption efforts. It comprised three components: 1. Support to the creation of the strategic and institutional framework against corruption; 2. Strengthening of capacities for the prevention of corruption. 3. Strengthening of the legal framework and the enforcement of anti-corruption legislation. Although this was a project implemented by the Council of Europe office in Kyiv, it did involve NGOs into their activities.

Time to Report!

The project was aimed at monitoring of the expenditure of public funds comitted to preservation of historic and cultural sites in Kremenets, Zbarazh and Buchach districts of Ternopil oblast and ensuring proper public reporting of the allotted 9 million UAH (1,8 milion USD).

“Public control over entrance campaign-2008: all-Ukraine project” and “Entrance Campaign-2009 – By Community’s Eyes”

The goal of the project was forming a coalition of NGOs and public monitoring of the admission campaigns 2008 and 2009 in 30 universities in 14 regions of Ukraine. Additionally, it foresaw the establishment of an anti-corruption information service.

Introduction of Effective, Ethics based Governance and Non-Governmental Monitoring

In 8 pilot cities in different regions of Ukraine, the experts of the project together with local working groups implemented principles of efficient and ethical governance by establishing a local services registrar and developing informational cards concerning the certain services, by setting out ethical rules and behaviour rules of employees of local government, and creating ethics commisions and public councils on a local level.

National Anti-Corruption Program- Ukraine

National Anti-Corruption Program

Freedom of Choice Coalition of NGOs of Ukraine Working Group


The National Anti-Corruption Program  (hereafter, NAP) is a system of concrete focused activities and projects of NGOs in Ukraine, aimed at curbing and lowering the level of corruption. Within its framework 132 NGOs were working in different regions of the country on about 40 projects aimed at monitoring the Government, providing legal assistance and education to citizens, and promoting the transparency of national and regional governments.

The main task of the NAP is to change society’s attitude to the problem of corruption and the liquidation of the pre-conditions for its existence.

The form and mechanism for the realization of the Program is oriented towards the maximal cooperation with the current system of government structures for combating corruption and utilizing the current anti-corruption laws. It foresees to use a concrete number of measures both quantitative and qualitative during its realization, and to achieve both short and long term goals. An important task of the NAP is to achieve visible results quickly within the realization of the Program.

Bureau of Public Information in Rural Locals

Public services rendered to the rural population in Uzhgorod region were analyzed and mechanisms to protect the receipt of services were developed. Aimed at overcoming the rural population’s lack of knowledge concerning their own rights and corruption challenges, a handbook of services was prepared, published, and distributed among citizens and local self-governments in the region. A number of awareness-raising measures to introduce transparency principles were held in pilot villages.