On April 15, at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the head of the National Agency for the Corruption Prevention (NACP) Olexandr Novikov presented the draft National Report on the implementation of anti-corruption policy in 2019.
Such a Report is prepared on annual basis by the NACP to assess anti-corruption measures in Ukraine, identify major problems in the implementation of anti-corruption policies, and provide governmental authorities with recommendations on what action is needed to improve anti-corruption activities.
“The National Report we are presenting today is the first step towards a larger event. Namely: the adoption of the Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2020-2023, which is in fact the central recommendation of the presented document,” said NACP head Olexandr Novikov during the speech.
He added that the NACP development and the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the Anti-Corruption Strategy will ensure the systematic anti-corruption measures in Ukraine and will help to provide a more detailed assessment.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the draft National Report on the implementation of anti-corruption policy. After subsequent finalization, the Report will be submitted to Parliament for publication on the Verkhovna Rada's website, as provided by the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Corruption”.
For the first time this year, the National Report is focused not on collecting up-to-date statistics for the previous year, but on presenting comprehensive information on the problems and prospects of Ukraine's national anti-corruption policy.
Its structure is in line with established international practices and consists of sections: Anti-Corruption Policy, Corruption Prevention and Countering Corruption.
During the preparation of the 2020 National Report, the NACP plans to continue to improve the structure of the Report and its preparation process. To this end, in 2020 the NACP will conduct a thorough analysis of all draft National Reports prepared in 2016-2020 and will examine the comments and proposals of the expert community and interested public authorities on these documents.