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Ukroboronprom’s $4.5 mln audit tender: bidders revealed

In December 2017 Ukraine’s State Concern ‘Ukroboronprom’ announced a tender for the procurement of services related to strategic development, including strategic consultancy, legal due diligence and corporate government assessment, and international financial audit. Today, one year later, it became known which companies have submitted applications to the call. Exiger, ISDI, Baran International, Boston Consulting Group […]

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NAKO presented at the International Anti-Corruption Conference

The Ministry of Defence organized an international anti-corruption conference on 26 – 28 November at the National Defence Academy. NAKO partnered with the Ministry to design the program. NAKO members also presented during the conference on topics ranging from the impact of corruption on the perception of Ukraine which was presented by Committee member Volodomyry […]

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Wasserstrom: Kosovo Authorities and UN Officials Had Planned US$500 mln Kickback on State Procurement

Talking to Ukrlife.TV NAKO Co-Chair James Wasserstrom shared his atri-corruption experience and his assessment of the situation in Ukraine. In 2002-2007 he was the founder and the Head of the Public Utilities Oversight Department in Kosovo. Wasserstrom provided details of investigating corruption schemes in public procurement that involved members of Kosovo government and senior UN […]

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Drago Kos: Ukraine Should Avoid Intermediaries in Arms Procurement

NAKO Committee Member talked to Radio “Novoe Vremya” to share his anti-corruption experience in Europe, assess the anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine and emplain some reasons for corruption schemes in defence procurement. Here are some key messages: “One of the reasons that enables corruption in defence sector is the lack of transparency. Everything is secret, everything […]

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Drago Kos: Every War Creates Ideal Conditions for Corruption

Talking to Ukrlife.TV NAKOs Committee Member Drago Kos shared his international experience in fighting corruption, explained the interrelation between the war and corruption raised the issue of excessive secrecy of defence expenses and procurement. Here are some highlights of the interview: “NAKO team has identified a number of not simply corruption cases but schemes. Firstly, […]

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NAKO 10 Quarterly: Research on MoD Real Estate Presented to the Committee

1-3 December NAKO’s 10th Quarterly took place in Kyiv. The Committee discussed further steps which should be taken to promote effective reform within Ukraine’s defence and security sector. Corruption schemes within Ukraine’s defence housing and real estate sector were deliberated in relation to the upcoming release of NAKOs research into the subject.  Unfortunately, the Ministry […]

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NAKO Hosts an Open House for Journalists

On December 3, 2018, the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee held an Open House for media representatives. The NAKO team presented its anti-corruption activity and the plans. Committee members spoke to the journalists to explain why they are engaged with anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine. A number of Ukrainian and foreign journalists were in attendance.  NAKO team […]

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Corruption in Ukraine: How to Tackle It Collectively

On December 5, 2018, the International Summit ‘The Collective Measures of the Private Sector to Fight Corruption’ took place in Kyiv. The event gathered the well-known experts from Europe, Asia, Africa, the US and Ukraine. NAKO Committee Member Drago Kos delivered the main speech. He provided his assessment of corruption in Ukraine and suggested some […]

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The Queue Will Disappear in 600 Years: Why the Servicemen and Women Cannot Get Their Housing?

Ukraine’s national ICTV channel made a story about corruption risks in defence housing based on NAKOs recent research of this issue. The media outlet draws attention to the fact that the defence housing queue doesn’t move for Igor Stadnytsky, a war veteran who saved several battlefield friends. However, it moves for the one-star general Viktor […]

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How to Fight Corruption in Defence and Security Sector?

NAKOs Secretary General Olena Tregub talked to Hromadske Radio to discuss some key questions in defence sector. Namely, how to fight corruption in the sector, who retards reforms, and why it is necessary to refor the state-owned defence enterprise Ukroboronprom? Here are some key messages: Ukraine’s defence budget has increased four times since pre-Maidan times: […]

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