Gift or bribe: where is the borderline?
A gift means any item (e.g., money, consumer electronics) or intangible assets (e.g., services, discounts) the one provides free of charge or below market value. In our politics, there were cases when a discount for buying an apartment was considered a gift. Read More
Corruption is a major problem in many of the worlds developing economies today. Ukraine is not exception. In such nations, corruption represents a regressive taxation that bears hard on the poor. It has a dampening effect on business development and it could result in the production of inferior goods as companies find ways to accommodate under-the-table payments. ... Read More
In anticipation of new Corruption Perception Survey, which is annually conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in October.
According to the surveys from previous years, majority of around one hundred participating companies reported that they have faced corruption while working in Ukraine (81% in 2016 and 88% in 2015). ... Read More
According to a number of anti-corruption ratings, Ukraine is perceived in the world as a highly corrupt country with a stunt economic growth. Seeing such unfortunate figures, I am always wondering what are these key steps that should help us overcome corruption and move from the bottom to the top where the least corrupt nations reside. Read More
Year ago I published a post highlighting the results of 2015 Corruption Perception Survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. It was second time ACC asked businesses to share their thoughts about corruption in our country. Year passed, and I am glad to share the results of the ... Read More
On June 16, Anti-Corruption Working Group of the American Chamber of Commerce had an offsite meeting at NABU’s office with Artem Sytnyk, Head of the Bureau. During the meeting, I presented the results of the Chamber’s Mid-Year Corruption Perception Survey (“Survey”), conducted in April ... Read More
Years 2014-2015 following the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine have been marked by an enormous demand of changes for the better by Ukrainian society. Public interests coupled with requirements of the EU for cancellation of visa regime for Ukrainian citizens resulted in a massive anti-corruption ... Read More
American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine has recently presented the results of its second Corruption Perception Survey. The Survey was conducted among Chamber member companies operating in all major business areas and covered the period from March 2014 to October 2015 ... Read More
“Preventing, Fighting, Acting” – this is the motto of the International Anti-corruption Conference held November 16 in Kyiv. The event gathered top officials, foreign anti-corruption experts, business representatives, and media. The conference reflected on the main demand from society ... Read More
In this post, we will provide you with the information on the progress of anti-corruption reform in Ukraine. This update mostly based on information from the latest National Council of Reforms meeting where anti-corruption progress was the main topic. This is quite symbolic as one day earlier ... Read More