Today, in Ukraine many people criticize the fact that students at schools have to learn many formulas or historical dates by heart. The new Law on education provides for a new secondary education system that allows not only to gain certain knowledge, but also to acquire life competencies, necessary for successful self-fulfillment in society.

Data Journalism Agency TEXTY

Volodymyr Groysman’s Cabinet of Ministers has been governing the country already for more than a year, since April 14, 2016. The predecessor team – Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s second government – worked for nearly a year and a half, since December 2, 2014, and was known, among other things, for a record number of foreigners in the government. VoxUkraine compared reformist initiatives of two teams’ during their first year in office.


On 1 April 2017, the public e-procurement system ProZorro celebrated the first anniversary since it was started. What is the impact?


In this anthology are presented the most important legislative acts that define the content and special aspects of the constitutional process in Ukraine. They range from the Constitution of 1978 and draft amendments to the Constitution up tо the conclusions of the Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

Razumkov Center

Over the coming weeks, Ukraine will be looking for someone to fill the shoes of Valeria Gontareva, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) since June 2014. This is a crucial moment for the country’s still-fragile reforms: if the government decides to claw back some of the NBU’s independence, it will undermine the current tentative macro-financial stability, risking a significant impact on Ukraine’s economic growth.

Center for Social and Economic Research

This report presents the results of the research related to the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement for the period of 1 July 2016 – 1 November 2016.

Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research

29 березня 2017р. Прем’єр міністр України Володимир Гройсман закликав Голову Національної агенції з питань запобігання корупціїї (НАЗК) Наталію Корчак і інших членів НАЗК піти у відставку, звинувативши їх в зірванні другої хвилі електронного декларування доходів державних службовців та політиків.

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation

Nowadays Ukraine has an acute need for developing an effective regional development strategy. Based on international experience, experts of the Institute for Social and Economic Research defined ten pragmatic steps for Ukraine to establish a modern regional policy. The report features the study of special aspects of regional development of Ukraine, also in the context of European integration and Russia’s aggression, priorities of regional policy applied in Ukraine and the process of decentralization.

Institute of Social and Economic Research

Data Journalism Agency TEXTY researched hundreds of thousands of public tenders reports until 2015 (before the system of public e-procurement ProZorro was launched) and figured out 3 classic corruption schemes that were used to win the tenders. They do not prove the fact of corruption but lay the ground for a more detailed examination of tender procedures. The study reveals what are these schemes, how and how the research findings can be used to identify suspect tenders.

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On March 23 the Verkhovna Rada approved an amendment to the Law of Ukraine “On the Prevention of Corruption”, according to which electronic proprietary declarations in the form envisaged for state public officials must also be submitted by representatives of anti-corruption organizations. Iryna Bekeshkina, Director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, stresses that this norm of the Law is essentially targeted against those public activists and organizations that are on the frontline of the fight against corruption.  If the President signs this Law in its current form, this will imply a very serious turn of state policy in the direction of folding the fight against corruption and corrupt officials and the start of a battle with civil society, notes the expert.