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About the project

Objectives of the project

The website is developed within the project "Transparent, financially healthy and competitive local governments in Ukraine" which is implemented by the Institute for Economic and Social Reforms in Slovakia (INEKO), in partnership with International Center for Policy Studies (ICPS, Ukraine) with the financial support of the Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic - SlovakAid.

The main objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the financial health regions, cities and towns in Ukraine. Transparency, fiscal sustainability and shaping of regional competitive advantages are the very basic fundamentals for effective performance of municipalities in the long term horizon

We hope to achieve this with the help of the following targets:

  • Collection and release of the data on the financial health of all the regions and its administrative centers.
  • Creation of a permanent platform for publication of the data in a user-friendly way (including charts and filters) on our webpage.
  • Analysis of the financial stability of 24 regions and their administrative centers.
  • Recommendations for legal amendments and establishment of sanctions to improve compliance with the criteria.
  • Presentation of the project’s results to the general public and the public agents. Outputs will be primarily aimed at:
    • General public – by receiving more information, the citizens and the media will be able to demand responsible behavior from their mayors and representatives of local governments
    • Regions and cities – mayors and heads of local governments will receive a feedback on their governing.
    • Ministry of Finance – the civil servants will be more able to consider which data should be collected from the towns, how to redefine the legal criteria for the financial stability.
Project activities
  • Definition of the financial stability indicators
  • Webpage design which will enable the assessment of the financial health of the cities and regions. It will be possible to arrange them and filter according to customized criteria.
  • Collection of the statistical data in compliance with the law on access to public information.
  • Visualization of the acquired data on the webpage of the project.
  • Calculation of financial indicators and their presentation on the project website.
  • Formulation of recommendations for iimprovement of the financial sustainability of cities and regions
  • An agreement on a regular database update – we will try to agree on an annual disclosure and release of data with the Ministry of Finance, which should secure the sustainability of the project.

Contact

INEKO
INEKO - Institute for Economic and Social Reforms
Bajkalská 25
827 18 Bratislava 212
Slovakia
web: http://www.ineko.sk
Tel.: +421 2 5341 1020

ICPS
ICPS - – International Center for Policy Studies
Office 10, 14 Instytutska St.
Kyiv, Ukraine, 01021
web: http://www.icps.com.ua/
mail: office@icps.kiev.ua
Tel.: +38 (044) 253-44-82
Authors
Peter Goliaš
Peter Klátik
Matej Tunega

Angela Bochi
Vasyl Povoroznyk

The main goal of the project is to provide the public with relevant data on the financial management of oblasts and their largest cities since 2010. We believe that increasing awareness of these figures will improve the financial management of individual municipalities, as the mayors will be driven to do so. With the help of the timelines, each user can compare the pursuits of the mayors to improve the municipality's economy.

This portal was created under the project "Transparent, financially healthy and competitive local governments in Ukraine" implemented with the financial support of the Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic - SlovakAid. The project is run by Slovak non-governmental non-profit organization INEKO and by Ukrainian think-tank ICPS. Neither INEKO, nor ICPS is responsible for the full functionality of portals created by INEKO, ICPS or third parties, or for the accuracy of data displayed on the created portals.