Basic Country Information

  • Region: Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  • Income Group: Lower Middle
  • Population : 44.13 millions
  • GNI per Capita: 12377
  • Urban population : 69.6 % of total
  • Life expectancy at birth: 71.8
  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.779

How does Ukraine control corruption?

Forecasted trend:
Integrity Transparency
Country’s Score 6.68/10 17.5/19
World Rank 49/114 1/129
Regional Rank 5/12 1/16
Income group Rank 1/35 1/38

Index of Public Integrity

IPI Score: 6.68 / 10
The IPI score is the mean of the six components scores, which result from the standardization and normalization of original source data to range between 1 and 10 using a min-max-transformation, with higher values representing better performance.
Components Component Score
Income Group
Opportunities for Corruption
Administrative Burden 8.93 36/113 4/0 8/12
Trade Openness 9.6 32/113 3/0 6/12
Administrative Transparency 10 1/114 1/35 1/12
Online Services 6.72 58/114 4/35 8/12
Budget Transparency 7.42 59/114 8/35 7/12
Constraints on Corruption
Judicial Independence 4.04 81/114 22/35 7/12
Freedom of the Press 6.71 65/114 10/35 8/12
E-Citizenship 5.2 74/114 12/35 10/12

Opportunities are permanent enabling circumstances for corruption. Empirical evidence exists that administrative discretion (lack of administrative transparency and poor regulation) combined with unaccountable resources (non-transparent public finance, both from domestic sources and international aid) create opportunities for corruption.

Constraints are permanent disabling circumstances of corruption. They encompass the legal response of authorities as well as the response by society (a free press and digitally enabled citizens organized as civil society or as individual voters).

Societies manage to control corruption if they find the right balance between opportunities and constraints.

Read more in the methodology.


For Budget Transparency, last value available is for 2019. For Online Services, last value available is for 2020. For Judicial Independence, last value available is for 2019. For the E-citizenship sub-components, last values available are also for 2020, and missing values in any of the sub-indicators were replaced with the latest available data point.

No IPI data for Ukraine

Transparency in Ukraine

T-Index Score: 17.5 / 19
Income Group

De Facto Transparency: 12.5 / 14

De Facto Components

De facto components refer to the online availability, accessibility, and coverage of public data in selected relevant domains. These were assessed as completely existing (1 point), existing with partial information or paid access (0.5 point), or not existing (0 points).

Past expenditures (last fiscal year) Partial
Current expenditures (budget tracker) Partial
Public Procurement Portal Yes
Land cadaster Yes
Register of commerce Yes
Auditor General's report Yes
Supreme Court's hearings schedule Yes
Supreme Court's rulings Yes
Financial disclosures for public officials Yes
Conflict of interest disclosures Yes
Official Development Assistance (ODA) Yes
Mining concessions Yes
Building permits in the capital city Partial
Official gazette Yes

De Jure Transparency: 5 / 5

De Jure Components

De jure components refer to the existence of formal transparency commitments in relevant selected domains. These were assessed as existing (1 point) or not (0 points).

Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA) Yes
Open Government Partnership (OGP) Yes
United Nations Conventions Against Corruption (UNCAC) Yes
Financial Action Task Force Against Money Laundering (or equivalent) Yes
Plurinational transparency agreement (EITI, OECD, WTO GPA, or CPTPP) Yes

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Ukraine's Corruption Forecast

Forecasted trend:
Ukraine has struggled over the last decade with its geopolitical situation and the heritage of a crony economy from its earlier transitions. The progress has been driven by popular demand (many e-citizens, and growing civil society support for reforms) and Western support, but it has been limited to administrative transparency and simplification. Recent efforts have managed some redress on public procurement and in specific sectors such as health and education, but the oligarchic structure of many sectors remains untouched. It is really problematic if Ukraine could or even should dismantle the privileges of its oligarchs under permanent threat from Russia and with significant territories where it had lost control. The entanglement of the security situation with the deep crony links between politics and the economy does not forebode well. Under normal circumstances, the way ahead for Ukraine would be to continue to cut rents, as it had started to do in the energy sector, eliminate legal privileges enshrined in its economy and enable more competition, and follow its transparency in procurement with public management tools (cost and competition standards and sanctions for not meeting them). The resilience of Ukrainian democracy has proven greater than many expected, and it is essential that the will of the pro-public integrity votes is fairly represented in the future Parliaments.
See Ukraine's profile on the Index of Public Integrity.
Components 2008 2020 Trendline
Budget Transparency 7.58 8.24 0
Administrative Burden 1.7 8.94 1
Judicial Independence 3.29 3.97 0
Press Freedom 5.23 5.23 0
E-Citizenship 1.65 4.99 1
  positive change;   negative change;   change not statically significant.

For Budget Transparency, period considered is 2008-2019. For Judicial Independence, last value available is for 2019. Due to insufficient data on Facebook users, E-citizenship was computed as the mean of the remaining two sub-indicators (fixed broadband subscriptions and Internet users). Missing values for 2020 in either of the sub-indicators were replaced with the latest available data point.

No Forecast data for Ukraine