Open governance means all citizens have a right to access information and to participate in government, policies are in place to promote and realise transparency, accountability and participation, and that the right tools exist to carry out these policies. Most importantly open governance should improve citizens’ lives.
The Open Governance Scorecard assesses whether the legal conditions needed for open governance are in place in a country. The results of the scorecard, which are summarised in this document, help governments, civil society groups and other key stakeholders, including members of the public, to assess the legal provisions needed to ensure open governance, to identify the current legal gaps as well as to track a country’s progress over time. This information will allow advocates to make recommendations and governments to pursue reforms.
The scorecard has been developed by Transparency International (TI), together with other expert organisations working in this field. To date, five Transparency International national chapters from Africa, Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia have piloted the scorecard. These pilots took place between February and March 2014.
This Ukraine Open Governance Scorecard has been completed by Denys Kovryzhenko. Substantive contribution to its preparation was made by the Executive Director of TI-Ukraine Oleksii Khmara, senior analyst for the Department of Policy Analysis TI-Ukraine Natalia Kovalchuk, and international programs coordinator of International Relations Department Anastasiya Kozlovtseva who carried out the overall coordination of activities related to the preparation of research.