Transforming Ukraine: The Importance of Good Governance
Olga Savran, Manager, Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, OECD
Francis Malige, Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, EBRD
Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Office of Reforms, Ministry of Defence, Ukraine
Oleksandr Nakhod, Head, Prozzoro Implementing Unit, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine
Controlling corruption while increasing levels of accountability and effectiveness are the keys to improved governance in Ukraine. The record so far has been mixed. Progress is clearly being made in some areas, while evidently failing in others. In this half-day roundtable seminar, speakers from international organizations and the Ukrainian government will review Ukraine’s efforts in moving towards a more effective 'open-access' governance system and the progress to date with anti-corruption reform. Particular attention will be devoted to the specific efforts at the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in tackling corruption in state procurement.
The relative strengths and weaknesses in state's and civil society's abilities to reform will also be discussed, along with suggestions for how Western donors can best offer support.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.