Head of NACP Novikov Presents Draft National Report on Implementation of Anti-Corruption Policy Principles to the Government
On April 15, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Head of National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NACP) Oleksandr Novikov presented a draft National Report on the Implementation of Anti-Corruption Policy Principles in 2019.
The report is prepared annually by the NACP to assess anti-corruption measures in Ukraine, identify key issues in the implementation of anti-corruption policy, and provide recommendations to government agencies on actions needed for the improvement of anti-corruption efforts.
“The national report we are presenting today is the first step towards a broader event. Namely, the adoption of the Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2020-2023, which is essentially the central recommendation of the presented document,” – NACP Chairman Oleksandr Novikov highlighted during his speech.
He added that the development and approval of the Anti-Corruption Strategy will ensure the systemic application of anti-corruption measures in Ukraine and will allow to assess them more effectively.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the draft National Report on the Implementation of the Principles of Anti-Corruption Policy. After the necessary revisions, the report will be sent to the Parliament for publication on the Verkhovna Rada’s website, as stated by the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Corruption”.
This year, for the first time, the National Report is focused not on collecting statistics for the previous year, but on presenting meaningful information on the problems and prospects of the anti-corruption policy of Ukraine.
Its structure is in line with established international practices and consists of the following sections: “Anti-corruption Policy”, “Prevention of Corruption” and “Anti-corruption Measures”.
During the preparation of the National Report for 2020, the NACP plans to continue improving the structure of the report and the process of its preparation. Thus, in 2020, the NACP will conduct a thorough analysis of all drafts of the National Report prepared in 2016-2020, and collect feedback of the expert community and interested government agencies on these documents.