First published in Ukrainska Pravda (Ukrainian Truth), Tuesday 19 February 2013 Ukraine and open government: the story so far February 24 marked the 10th anniversary from the day when the idea of an e-government was launched in Ukraine. The go-ahead for the development of online democracy was given under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Victor
When governments’ efforts of promoting transparency and accountability in the governmental sector are accompanied by engaging civil society in the decision-making and monitoring processes, the achievable results extend beyond the material benefits. Ultimately, people’s trust in the public administration and public institutions increases, likewise the legitimacy of governments. Transparency International Ukraine has recently published its
The Open Government Partnership initiative is truly popular and completely necessary worldwide, but when it comes to the post-Soviet space, its importance is hard to overestimate. The reason is probably obvious – though the Soviet Union fell more than 20 years ago, its principals, patterns and drawbacks of the political system are deeply rooted in
When the Ukrainian government decided to hold national consultations on the OGP plan – to fulfill the requirement for civil society input – by means of these civic councils and scheduled the meetings for right around Christmas, we realized that the government wanted to conduct pseudo-consultations and avoid any serious critique.
50 public organizations asked the President to designate the body responsible for coordinating and implementing the Open Government Partnership initiative. These NGOs decided to appeal to President Viktor Yanukovych because of Ukraine’s poor implementation of its responsibilities under the OGP.
After reviewing over 57 applications, the OGP Support Unit and the Governance and Leadership Sub-Committee of the OGP Steering Committee made decisions based on the following criteria…
We are pleased to present the Ukrainian subtitles to the video about the Open Government Partnership directed by Harry R. Calbom & The Academy. The video provides us with examples of different approaches to tackling corruption from around the world.