Ukraine

Basic Country Information

  • Region: Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  • Income Group: Lower Middle
  • Population: 43.79 million
  • GNI per Capita: 13860 USD
  • Urban population : 69.6 % of total
  • Life expectancy at birth: 70 years
  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.779

How does Ukraine control corruption?

Forecasted trend:
Improving
Integrity Transparency
Country’s Score 6.37/10 14/20
World Rank 54/119 11/143
Regional Rank 7/18 7/18
Income group Rank 2/39 3/39

Index of Public Integrity

IPI Score: 6.37 / 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
(max=10)
World
Rank
Income Group
Rank
Regional
Rank
Opportunities for Corruption
Administrative Burden 0 /119 /39 /18
Trade Openness 0 /119 /39 /18
Administrative Transparency 5.5 5/119 3/39 5/18
Online Services 7.82 29/119 1/39 5/18
Budget Transparency 8.28 16/119 5/39 6/18
Constraints on Corruption
Judicial Independence 4.08 76/119 21/39 7/18
Freedom of the Press 5.67 53/119 5/39 6/18
E-Citizenship 6.89 53/119 4/39 10/18

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.

 

No IPI data for Ukraine

Note: While Ukraine previously ranked first among European countries in the level of open data development, sixth place in the overall ranking of the Open Data Maturity Report in 2021, and topped T-Index 2022. However, since Russia's military invasion of Ukraine in early 2022 Ukrainian public authorities have limited access to some state public registers, citing martial laws. These limits removed access to many items monitored by the T-Index.

Consequently, T-Index Ukraine is suspended until the end of martial law and a return to normality in Ukraine.

Transparency in Ukraine

T-Index Score: 14 / 20   (20 = 100%)
T-Index
World
Average
Income Group
Average
Regional
Average
The total fulfillment of items on De Jure and De Facto adds up to 100%
on the basis of which we calculate the individual performance of a country

De Facto Transparency: 8 / 14

De Facto Components

Live, online, and freely accessible sources of public data.
These data sources were assessed as complete and freely available (1 point), partial and/or paid access (0.5 point), or missing (0 points).

Past expenditures (last fiscal year)
Yes
Current expenditures (budget tracker)
No
Public Procurement Portal
Yes
Land cadaster
No
Register of commerce
Partial
Auditor General's report
Partial
Supreme Court's hearings schedule
Yes
Supreme Court's rulings
Yes
Financial disclosures for public officials
Partial
Conflict of interest disclosures
Partial
Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Partial
Mining concessions
No
Building permits in the capital city
Partial
Official gazette
Yes

De Jure Transparency: 6 / 6

De Jure Components

Formal transparency commitments by governments.
Formal agreements that met category criteria (see Methodology) 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
Beneficial Ownership
Yes

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No TI data for Ukraine

Ukraine's Corruption Forecast

Forecasted trend:
Improving
Ukraine was a world leader in transparency, but the war has required changes that have impacted the country’s score on the Transparency-Index. Needing to carry out a large volume of purchases, the Ukrainian government removed public procurement from its much-praised Prozorro system for a time, but in the summer of 2022 the country resumed its mandatory use. Meanwhile, rules still allow direct procurement when it is deemed critically important. In addition, both the land cadaster and the business register now have limited information. A similar situation regards the disclosure of assets and conflicts of interests of public officials. Ukraine can also use the war to build more administrative accountability, as there was previously no connection between the performance of an administrative unit on integrity and cost effectiveness of procurement and the tenure of that unit. Still, Ukraine held well to its other good governance components, and its civil society and media manage to exercise some oversight even in such critical times.
Components 2013 2023 Trendline
Budget Transparency 7.42 8.4 0
Judicial Independence 3.27 4.08 0
Press Freedom 6.69 6.51 0
E-Citizenship 3.24 5.39 1
Online Services 4.82 8.33 1
  positive change;   negative change;   change not statically significant.
No Forecast data for Ukraine