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EITI Online Data (UA0083)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ukraine Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry MoF Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources State e-Government Agency

Support Institution(s): International Renaissance Foundation, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), American Chamber of Commerce, NGO DiXi Group, Energotransparency Association

Policy Areas

E-Government, Extractive Industries, Open Data

IRM Review

IRM Report: Ukraine Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Ensuring the transition to electronic implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and online data disclosure Ukraine joined the EITI in 2013 within the framework of implementation of its OGP Action Plan for 2012-2014. At the same time, the EITI standards and best international practices that entail publication of data in machine-readable open data format have not been implemented yet. To this end, it is necessary to automatize the collection of primary information for report drafting. Actions Responsible Timeframe Partners Indicator 1. Carrying out a feasibility study Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry MoF Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources December 2018 – May 2019 International Renaissance Foundation, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), American Chamber of Commerce, NGO DiXi Group, Energotransparency Association Feasibility study conducted, respective report produced 24 State e-Government Agency 2. Determining requirements to an online platform for extractive industries data disclosure -//- February – September 2019 -//- ToR developed 3. Developing an online platform for extractive industries data disclosure Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry MoF Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources State e-Government Agency September 2019 – August 2020 International Renaissance Foundation, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), American Chamber of Commerce, NGO DiXi Group, Energotransparency Association Design layout and software for online-platform developed; Texts and photo content produced Expected results of this activity are reducing the timing for submitting and processing data within the framework of EITI reporting; ensuring disclosure and publication of the most relevant data on extractive industries in open data format; timely publication of EITI reports; reducing the cost of report production.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

14. Introduce online EITI

Language of the commitment as it appears in the action plan: [119] Ensuring the transition to electronic implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and online data disclosure

Ukraine joined the EITI in 2013 within the framework of implementation of its OGP Action Plan for 2012-2014. At the same time, the EITI standards and best international practices that entail publication of data in machine-readable open data format have not been implemented yet. To this end, it is necessary to automatize the collection of primary information for report drafting.

Milestones:

  1. Carrying out a feasibility study
  2. Determining requirements to an online platform for extractive industries data disclosure
  3. Developing an online platform for extractive industries data disclosure

Start Date: December 2018

End Date: August 2020

Context and objectives

This commitment builds on Ukraine’s efforts under previous action plans to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Standard. Ukraine became a candidate country to EITI in 2013 and has published three EITI reports since 2015, which provide an immense amount of financial information about the country’s extractive industries. [120] During the third action plan period, disclosure of information according to EITI Standard was made mandatory with accountability mechanisms by law #2545-VIII. [121] However, according to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry (MECI), the current procedure for collecting and processing data for EITI consumes a lot of time and resources. [122] The Acting Head of EITI Ukraine, for example, explained that authors of EITI reports currently collect information from companies manually. [123] This does not comply with the new global EITI Standard, [124] which were adopted in June 2019 at the EITI Global Conference 2019. [125] According to an interviewed civil society representative from DiXi Group, without formal governmental commitments, publishing EITI open data in Ukraine could risk of low prioritization or even failure. [126]

This commitment aims to completely transition the collection of extractives information to electronic, machine-readable, open-data format, and to automatize data collection via an online platform. Publishing EITI information in an open-data format on a dedicated online platform clearly relates to the OGP value of access to information and technology and innovation for transparency.

This commitment anticipates multiple transparency-related results, including collecting data in real time, [127] reducing the timing for submitting and processing data within the framework of EITI reporting, ensuring disclosure of the most relevant data in open data format, timely publication of EITI reports, and reducing the cost of report production. [128] An interviewed civil society representative added that local communities will receive access to financial information that is essential for planning their budgets, [129] based on the September 2018 law that requires 5% of rent payments from extracting profits to go to the budgets of local self-government. [130] The State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources (SSGMR) also emphasized the importance of tax earnings by local communities for their strategic development planning. [131] Given that these are significant improvements over the status quo, this commitment could have a moderate potential impact on improving disclosure of data on the extractive sector in Ukraine.

Next steps

Due to its outstanding impact in opening government during the third action plan and a significant potential impact in the fourth, the government should streamline this commitment.

  • The government should review civil society concerns about the current legal deadlock of the multistakeholder group members, which stalls its functioning. The IRM researcher recommends re-electing the multistakeholder group and introducing transitional procedures to avoid such situations in the future.
  • The Minister of Energy and Ecology could take leadership in reviewing and aligning the methodology of data collection and reporting across ministries and agencies, as a civil society expert in the field advised. This would ensure the reliability of public data on extractive industries.

For the fifth action plan, IRM researcher recommends the government provide a more detailed narrative explanation of the problem, objective, and solution in the text of the action plan. It is also advisable to develop and list more specific indicators of accomplishment for each commitment activity.

[120] “Library” (UAEITI, accessed Dec. 2019), http://eiti.org.ua/en/library/.
[121] “The Law of Ukraine on Ensuring Transparency in Extracting Industries #2545-VIII” (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 18 Sep. 2018), https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2545-viii; Olena Pavlenko (DiXi Group), interview by IRM researcher, 6 Mar. 2019.
[122] Serhii Bidnyk (MECI), email exchange with IRM researcher, 27 Feb. 2019.
[123] Olesia Nekhoroshko (EITI Ukraine), email exchange with IRM researcher, 15 Mar. 2019.
[124] Oleksii Orlovskyi (IRF), interview by IRM researcher, 6 Mar. 2019.
[125] “EITI Global Conference 2019” (EITI, Jun. 2019), https://eiti.org/event/eiti-global-conference-2019.
[126] Pavlenko, interview.
[127] Bidnyk, email.
[128] “The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Decree on 18 December 2018 #1088-p” on The Government Portal, The Unified Web-portal of Executive Authorities of Ukraine (Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Secretariat, 18 Dec. 2018), https://www.kmu.gov.ua/storage/app/media/17-civik-2018/partnerstvo/plan_2018%20-%202020.pdf.
[129] Pavlenko, interview.
[130] “The Law of Ukraine on Amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine #1793-VIII” (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Dec. 2016), https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1793-19.
[131] “StateGeoSoil Supports EITI Standard for Increasing Transparency of Mining Natural Resources” (Public Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine, 1 Oct. 2018), http://www.geo.gov.ua/derzhgeonadra-pidtrimuye-standart-eiti-zadlya-pidvishhennya-prozorosti-vidobutku-kopalin/.

Commitments

  1. Infrastructure Data Portal

    UA0070, 2018, E-Government

  2. Open Standard for e-System

    UA0071, 2018, E-Government

  3. Ensuring Openness and Transparency of Selling Public Assets and Property

    UA0072, 2018, E-Government

  4. Transparency in Public Procurement (Prozorro)

    UA0073, 2018, E-Government

  5. Awarenss Raising About Social and Economic Development

    UA0074, 2018, Aid

  6. e-Calls for Proposals to Support CSOs

    UA0075, 2018, Civic Space

  7. Beneficial Ownership Registry

    UA0076, 2018, Beneficial Ownership

  8. Anti-Corruption Training

    UA0077, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  9. Publishing Environmental Information

    UA0078, 2018, E-Government

  10. Database of Natural Resources

    UA0079, 2018, E-Government

  11. Interactive Map of Mines

    UA0080, 2018, E-Government

  12. Priority Electronic Services

    UA0081, 2018, Citizenship & Immigration

  13. Online Platform for Executive Bodies and CSOs

    UA0082, 2018, Civic Space

  14. EITI Online Data

    UA0083, 2018, E-Government

  15. Electronic Resources for Education

    UA0084, 2018, E-Government

  16. Online Verification of Education Certificates

    UA0085, 2018, E-Government

  17. Free Access to National Repository for Academic Texts

    UA0086, 2018, E-Government

  18. Administrative Service Decentrilisation and Improvement

    UA0057, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. United State Portal Extension; Electronic Government Information Services Unification; Modern Tools for Electronic Identification

    UA0058, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. System for Entities Performing Government Functions

    UA0059, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Free Urban Planning Documentation

    UA0060, 2016, E-Government

  22. Beneficial Ownership Verification System

    UA0061, 2016, Beneficial Ownership

  23. CoST Beneficial Ownership Standards

    UA0062, 2016, E-Government

  24. Transpartent Budget System

    UA0063, 2016,

  25. Starred commitment Open Public Procurement

    UA0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  26. Starred commitment Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    UA0065, 2016, Extractive Industries

  27. Environmental Public Monitoring

    UA0066, 2016, Environment and Climate

  28. Community Policing System

    UA0067, 2016, Education

  29. Draft Law on Public Consultations

    UA0068, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  30. Development of E-Democracy.

    UA0069, 2016, Money in Politics

  31. Improve Government Rules on CSO Involvement

    UA0031, 2014, E-Government

  32. Financing of Charities

    UA0032, 2014, Civic Space

  33. Not-For-Profit Status for CSOs

    UA0033, 2014, Civic Space

  34. Public Participation Law

    UA0034, 2014, E-Government

  35. Establishing Rules on Processing Official Information

    UA0035, 2014, E-Government

  36. Access to Urban Planning Documents

    UA0036, 2014, E-Government

  37. Starred commitment Access to Communist-Era Archives

    UA0037, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  38. Starred commitment Draft Law on Open Data

    UA0038, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  39. Starred commitment Supervisory Mechanism for the Right to Information

    UA0039, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  40. Compliance with EITI

    UA0040, 2014, Extractive Industries

  41. Monitoring of Infrastructure Projects

    UA0041, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  42. Adopt Regional Anti-Corruption Programmes

    UA0042, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  43. Corruption Risk Assessment Methodology

    UA0043, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  44. Starred commitment Asset Disclosure on a Single Web Portal

    UA0044, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  45. Law on Administrative Procedure

    UA0045, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  46. Law on Streamlining Payment of Administrative Fees

    UA0046, 2014, E-Government

  47. Administrative Services Portal

    UA0047, 2014, E-Government

  48. Draft Law on Decentralisation of Administrative Services

    UA0048, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  49. Draft Law on Social Services

    UA0049, 2014, E-Government

  50. e-Government Laws

    UA0050, 2014, E-Government

  51. Electronic Readiness Assessment

    UA0051, 2014, E-Government

  52. Government Regulations on Open Data

    UA0052, 2014, E-Government

  53. Electronic Democracy Development Roadmap

    UA0053, 2014, E-Government

  54. Open Budget Initiatives

    UA0054, 2014, E-Government

  55. e-Petitions

    UA0055, 2014, E-Government

  56. e-Governance Training for Local Government

    UA0056, 2014, Capacity Building

  57. Laws on Public Participation

    UA0001, 2012, Civic Space

  58. Amendments to the Law on Community Associations

    UA0002, 2012, Civic Space

  59. Amendments to Resolutions on Collaboration with Civil Society

    UA0003, 2012, E-Government

  60. Training for Public Servants on Consultations

    UA0004, 2012, Capacity Building

  61. Harmonisation of Access to Information Laws

    UA0005, 2012, E-Government

  62. By-Laws on Access to Information

    UA0006, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  63. Guidelines for Classifying Data

    UA0007, 2012, Public Participation

  64. Public Information Recording Systems

    UA0008, 2012, Records Management

  65. Law on Public Broadcasting

    UA0009, 2012, Civic Space

  66. Public Access to Information in State Registers

    UA0010, 2012, E-Government

  67. Starred commitment Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    UA0011, 2012, E-Government

  68. Law for Controlling Declarations of Public Servants

    UA0012, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  69. Public Declarations of Officials’ Assets

    UA0013, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  70. Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest

    UA0014, 2012, Conflicts of Interest

  71. Updated Anti-Corruption Laws

    UA0015, 2012, E-Government

  72. Regional Anti-Corruption Programmes

    UA0016, 2012, E-Government

  73. Law on Competitive e-Government Procurement

    UA0017, 2012, E-Government

  74. Starred commitment Administrative Services Reforms

    UA0018, 2012, E-Government

  75. Electronic Access to Administrative Services

    UA0019, 2012, E-Government

  76. Governmental Web Portal of Administrative Services

    UA0020, 2012, E-Government

  77. Administrative Services in a Digital Format

    UA0021, 2012,

  78. Starred commitment Regional Administrative Service Centres

    UA0022, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  79. Programme for Promotion of e-Government

    UA0023, 2012, E-Government

  80. Electronic Collaboration Between Executive Agencies

    UA0024, 2012,

  81. Web-Based Petitions System

    UA0025, 2012,

  82. One Stop Shop for e-Reporting

    UA0026, 2012, E-Government

  83. e-Region Pilot Project

    UA0027, 2012, E-Government

  84. Network of e-Government Practitioners

    UA0028, 2012, Public Participation

  85. Public Libraries as Bridges Towards e-Governance

    UA0029, 2012, E-Government

  86. e-Government Knowledge Management Portal

    UA0030, 2012,

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