Completed project

Dialogue at multiple levels on effective local self-government

Improving local governance and analyzing local budget procedures in Ukraine, including the effectiveness of community-owned businesses

The purpose of the project:

A more effective and less corrupt system of local governance in Ukraine.

Project components include:
  • Analysis of corruption risks and gaps in local government management, with a focus on community-owned businesses.
  • Development of recommendations and implementation of local and national advocacy campaigns.
  • Ensuring multi-party and multilateral dialogue on local management system improvement.
  • Involvement of community residents in problem solving with the goal of increasing local residents’ awareness of budget issues and budget expenditures in their communities.
  • Emphasis on the importance of community members’ personal participation in making local decisions in order to control local budgets, which are formed at the expense of local taxes paid by community members.
  • Participating in communication campaigns and training/awareness sessions with network partners and local politicians, ensuring a multi-stakeholder dialogue to improve decision-making.
The project’s geography:

Regions of Volyn, Ternopil, and Sumy (at least 1 pilot community in each region).

The project is implemented with support
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