Our aim is to establish NAKO as one of the leading authorities on anti-corruption within Ukraine’s defence sector, with a reputation for producing credible, well researched and timely evidence, which will in the longer term change legislation and the behaviours within the defence institutions and strengthen the defensive capacity of the country.
NAKO supports the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and Ukraine’s defence and security sector in fighting corruption.
NAKO is independent from the Ukrainian government.
Our vision: Ukraine’s defence and security sector that is accountable, efficient, and with a low level of corruption.
Our mission is to minimize opportunities for corruption through strong research, effective advocacy, and increased public awareness, in order to strengthen the Ukrainian defence and security sector.
Monitoring and evaluating efforts to reduce corruption and corruption risks within the defence sector of Ukraine, to include risks in the provision of international security assistance and military aid.
Developing anti-corruption recommendations for the defence sector, and advocating for and monitoring their implementation. Supporting reform efforts with technical advice where possible and where this does not present a conflict of interest with the NAKO’s monitoring role.
Providing open, regular analysis and reporting to the President, Government, Parliament, Ukrainian people, and the international community, about the state of the fight against corruption in the defence sector. This involves analysing defence sector corruption and identifying structures of corrupt networks.
Promoting transparency of defence sector establishments and, in conjunction with international partners, facilitating communication and openness between the Ministry of Defence, civil society and the public.
Contributing to policy through input and evaluation of the Strategic Defence Bulletin, National Security Strategy, and other peceive complaints related to corruption in the defence sector and to provide advice regarding possible legal proceedings. Grounded suspicions of corruption will be forwarded to relevant law enforcement agencies.
Strengthening international and national accountability structures as they relate to anticorruption in defence, particularly the Rada.
Enabling citizen feedback through the creation, resourcing, and maintenance of a feedback reporting mechanism to receive complaints related to corruption in the defence sector and to provide advice regarding possible legal proceedings. Grounded suspicions of corruption will be forwarded to relevant law enforcement agencies.
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