Corruption in Ukraine: Are New Rules for Business and Politics Taking Hold?
Yulia Andrusiv, Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Robert Brinkley CMG, Chairman, Steering Committee, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Orysia Lutsevych, Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Following the revolution of 2014, the arrival of new reformers in parliament and government, coupled with the support of civil society and Western governments, created expectations for transformational reform in Ukraine and decisive action on corruption. However, endemic corruption in business and politics persists.
Yulia Andrusiv will draw on her recent research to assess the current state of corporate corruption in Ukraine, touching on examples of business sectors where corruption has been reduced in recent years. She will also discuss the role of the private sector in fighting corruption and set out the ways in which business can work towards eradicating corruption in the country.
Robert Brinkley will discuss the progress of anti-corruption reform in the political system and consider the steps that are being taken to open the system up to more competition and constrain the influence of vested interests. He will consider how this reform agenda could be affected by the reshuffle in the ruling coalition and subsequent changes in the government over the coming year.
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