Civic anticorruption expert assesment

27 Dec 2013

The material has been developed by a team of think-tank and civic experts and is designed for civil society institutions and community activists who have previous experience in conducting civic monitoring and civic expert assessment.

Conducting an anticorruption expert assessment means scrutinizing draft regulatory acts (RAs) for possible provisions that may promote or facilitate corruption offences. Anticorruption expert assessment is carried out to prevent corruption risks and develop recommendations on eliminating them.

Why is anticorruption expert assessment necessary? Development of RAs and legal regulation of social relations in Ukraine is somewhat chaotic and haphazard. This creates conditions for officials to “model” powers that are favourable for them or create opportunities for acting at their own discretion. This also enables officials to abuse incomplete and ambiguous definitions which delimit their powers and to engage in corrupt behaviours.