Transparency International Ukraine

Organisation: Transparency International Ukraine
Name of Organisation’s Representative: Andrii Borovyk
Website:  https://ti-ukraine.org/en
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Country: Ukraine
Which seat are you nominating for? Europe Regional Seat

Profile of Organisation

Transparency International Ukraine (TIU) is an accredited chapter of the global movement Transparency International with a comprehensive approach to development and implementation of change to reduce corruption levels. Within its strategic priorities, TIU aims to mitigate corruption risks at the national and local level by increasing transparency and accountability in authorities’ work, engaging the maximum number of allies, and ensuring an effective system of punishment for corruption-related violations. Since 2014, the organisation has focused on monitoring anti-corruption reform implementation and improvement of anti-corruption policy. TIU played a major part in the launch of the High Anti-Corruption Court and continues to monitor this and other anti-corruption institutions’ work.

Our team is constantly advocating for improvement advocated proper functioning and reorganisation of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention, Asset Recovery and Management Agency, and Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. Besides this, TIU played an essential role in the procurement reform in Ukraine by developing and consigning the ProZorro and ProZorro.Sale, e-Health, and E-Data electronic systems to the government. The organisation executes oversight of compliance with public procurement legislation and principles of the ProZorro system through the community united around the DOZORRO project. Now, the TIU team moved further and started implementing transparency and accountability at the local level through the Transparent Cities program.

Organisation’s Experience

Transparency International Ukraine is actively involved in UNCAC-related activities. Representatives of TIU took part in the regular conferences of the UNCAC Coalition and held side-events with the support of the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR). The TIU Legal Department considers even broader engagement in the Coalition’s activities by conducting regular follow-up reports on the progress made in implementing the provisions of the UN Convention against Corruption in Ukraine. Among TIU activities corresponding to the UNCAC priorities are combating money laundering, criminalising and prosecuting illicit enrichment in corruption cases, and ensuring whistleblower protection. TIU has been actively promoting
the establishment of the assets declaration systems for public officials and the supported establishment and proper functioning of the independent anti-corruption bodies.

Top Three Priorities to Achieve for the Coalition

  1. Improving asset recovery and curbing money laundering
  2. Promoting open contracting and transparency of public finances
  3. Enhancing transparency of company ownership

Profile of Candidate

Andrii Borovyk has been Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine since January 2019 (earlier, in 2016-2018, he worked as Chief Operating Officer in the organisation). Under his leadership, the TI Ukraine team has grown from 18 to 45 people, delivering its goals in fighting corruption. Andrii has dramatically contributed to the institutional development of the organisation, coordinating fundraising activities that secured over USD 2.5 million to the organisation in grants. He was a civic oversight council member at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (2018) and member of the reattestation commision within the Prosecutor General’s Of ice (2019), member of the anticorruption prosecutors’ selection commission (2020). Also, since 2017 Andrii has been a member of ethics committee in Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance. He is a Board member of the CSO “Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO)”.

Andrii has advanced the Ukrainian anti-corruption agenda at the international level and significantly contributed to enhancing worldwide initiatives for corruption elimination by participating in international events and developing working relations with representatives of international institutions. Before taking up a position at TI Ukraine, he worked as a Head of Administration Division in the Reforms and Quality Assurance Unit in the General Prosecutor’s Office with a team of Georgian reformers and as an investment analyst. He has valuable experience in business consultation, investment analysis, building business processes in the public sector and capacity development of NGOs.

You can find out more about Andrii here and here.

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Global civil society network promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)