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Representatives of civil society, anti-corruption bodies and business met with the Secretary Blinken

Ukraine’s progress in anti-corruption and good governance reforms is a direct condition of support for the United States. This was discussed during a meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and representatives of civil society, anti-corruption bodies and business. Olena Tregub represented the position of the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (NAKO). Among the key topics […]

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Cabinet of Ministers Approved the Strategy of Defence Industry Without Public Discussions

On April 14, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Strategy for Defence Industry Development.  The Strategy defines the priorities of the state’s defence industry policy, and the goals and expected results of defence industry reform. According to the legislation, development of such documents requires mandatory public consultations. But there were none. Just like there was […]

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NAKO’s Analysis of the Draft Strategy of the Defence Industry Development

NAKO (the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission) has analyzed the last draft of the Strategy of the Defence Industry Development. This version updates the previous one which was developed by the Ministry for Strategic Industries (Minstrategprom).  Conclusion: Instead of ensuring implementation of the OECD standards which are the best world practices in governance of SOEs, the Annex […]

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Embassies of the USA, Great Britain and independent experts urge reforming Ukroboronprom in accordance with OECD standards

PRESS RELEASE On March 26, Unian news agency hosted a briefing by the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO), “Corporate governance reform in Ukraine’s defence industry: from initiative to implementation.” NAKO presented an assessment of the state of Ukroboronprom reform and NAKO’s proposals for practical implementation of corporate governance standards at state-owned enterprises in Ukraine’s military-industrial […]

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Announcement. Public Presentation of NAKO’s Brief on Ukroboronprom’s Reform

On Friday, March 26, at 10:30, the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO) will present its analytical brief “The implementation of corporate governance principles in Ukraine’s defence industry: from initiative to realization”. The brief includes assessment of the current state of affairs and NAKO’s recommendations for the practical implementation of corporate governance standards at state-owned enterprises […]

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Budget control and transparency is a key task for the government – Ben Hodges

On March 12, the fourth webinar within The Week of Parliamentary Oversight of the Security and Defence Sector took place, which was initiated by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defence, and Intelligence and organized by NAKO. Ukrainian MPs exchanged experiences and views on parliamentary oversight of the defence budget and increased accountability of […]

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NAKO Presented a Research on Corruption in MoD’s Real Estate

11 March 2021 NAKO presented new research named “Corruption in the Real Estate Sector of the Ministry of Defence: Risks and Recommendations”. The presentation took place in the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on National Security, Defence, and Intelligence, particularly on the basis of the Subcommittee for values and NATO standards, international military cooperation and peacemaking. Only […]

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Hodges: visiting the front line is a key element of parliamentary oversight

March 11, 2021, marked the third day of the Week of Parliamentary Oversight in the Security and Defence Sector, initiated by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defence, and Intelligence with the support of the British Embassy. The Independent Anti-Corruption Committee on Defence (NAKO) organised an online discussion, during which the Parliament of Ukraine exchanged experience of […]

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Consensus and balance: Lithuanian experience of parliamentary oversight of the security and defence sector

On March 10, 2021, the second training day of the Week of Parliamentary Oversight of the Security and Defence Sector took place, initiated by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defence, and Intelligence with support from the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine and the Seimas of Lithuania. The Independent Anti-Corruption Committee […]

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Oversight of defence procurement: parliamentarians of Ukraine and Norway exchanged experiences

On March 9, 2021, the Week of Parliamentary Oversight of the Security and Defence Sector began, which is taking place as part of a project to support and strengthen the capacity of Verkhovna Rada committees. During the first webinar, MPs and their assistants shared their experience of parliamentary oversight with their Norwegian partners in overseeing […]

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