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Караємо зашкварених мажоритарників

Holding those responsible for syphoning money from procurements.

Watchdogging for public procurement of drugs.

Map Ukrainian Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)

Foreign partners condition Ukraine to fight corruption. We are monitoring how Ukraine implements these obligations.

Exploring corruption and learn to fight it.

Helping to return the money stolen by corrupt officials back to Ukraine.

Who is the largest “granteater” in Ukraine?

Lyubov Akulenko and Svitlana Maystruk in their Article are Examining who is the Largest “Granteater” in Ukraine.

Since 2016 until May 2017 there were registered 327 projects of international technical assistance in Ukraine with a total budget of 3.6 bln USD.  This amount doesn’t include loans. While in mainstream Ukrainian media it is communicated that NGOs are the  largest beneficiaries of direct international technical assistance in Ukraine, the  reality is different.

The top recipient of foreign aid is the state. The state sector recieves projects totalling to 3.1 bln USD out of 3.6 bln USD registered , which is 87% of the entire pool of foreign technical assistance funds.

NGOs will receive about 214 mln USD (6%), business – 156 mln USD (4%), citizens – 121 mln USD (3%).

The technical assistance project are supporting expert and analytical capacity of the state, strengthening  state agencies institutionally. For example, a lot of funds goes on the support of the so called “offices of reforms”, which exist within many Ministries and allow to pay professionals for helping to implement reforms. It is usually very  helpful as the state itself pays super low salaries for public officials.

A lot of projects are also tailored to support new anti-corruption agencies.

More in Ukrainian: http://www.epravda.com.ua/publications/2017/05/16/624853/