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Ukraine

Expand budget transparency system (UA0087)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ukraine Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance Ministry of Economy State Treasury State Institution “Open Public Finance” (by agreement) State Enterprise ProZorro (by agreement)

Support Institution(s): NGO Transparency International Ukraine (by agreement) NGO Centre for Political Studies and Analysis “Eidos” (by agreement) Government and Civic Initiative “Together Against Corruption” (by agreement) other civil society institutions (by agreement)

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, E-Government, Fiscal Openness, Legislation & Regulation, Public Procurement, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Implementing the principles of transparency and openness in the budget process sets the foundation for an effective system of key performance indicators and public awareness mechanisms regarding setting, reviewing, approving, and executing local budgets; and also provides control over execution thereof by publishing documents and information associated with setting, approving, and executing a budget and managing efficiency indicators. In accordance with the Action Plan for implementing the Open Government Partnership Initiative in 2018–2020 (as approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ordinance No. 1088 on 18 December 2020), the Budget for Citizens module in the ‘Transparent Budget’ Information and Analytical System, and also the sub-system Register of Projects of Economic and Social Development of Ukraine Supported by the International Financial Organizations, were put into operation. At the same time, there is a need to expand the capabilities of the information and analytical system. Further developing the Budget for Citizens module (openbudget.gov.ua) of the ‘Transparent Budget’ Information and Analytical System software would allow for the creating a new sub-section, Budget Program Indicators, containing information on budget requests, the budget program passports of main local spending units, and budget program passport execution reports. This information will facilitate better understanding by taxpayers of the way their taxes are spent, from the local budget planning stage. Developing and introducing an electronic Contract module in the integrated automated platform will provide an interface for creating, agreeing, signing, processing, transferring, and publishing electronic contracts and reporting on execution thereof. Such a module will make it possible to create procedures for contract development and administration, and expand the capacity of the liquidity management system. The availability of an electronic contract will make it possible to obtain structured contracts and enable additional opportunities for creating analytical instruments based on the data from the electronic procurement system. The objective would beto both improve the quality of public governance in the sphere of procurement and to exercise state financial and public control over the application of public funds. An e-Contract module will improve access to information on procurement and minimise risks for all participants in the procurement process. Implementing the above measure will secure the transparency and publicity of Ukraine’s budget system by way of publishing information on budget requests, budget programme passports, and their execution reports by all main local budget spending units; improving public governance in the sphere of public procurement; and, applying the mechanism for feedback and discussion of issues relating to the application of budget funds. 5

Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator 1. Developing legal and normative acts Ministry of Finance State Institution “Open Public Finance” (by agreement) January–June 2021 NGO Centre for Political Studies and Analysis “Eidos” (by agreement) Government and Civic Initiative “Together Against Corruption” (by agreement) other civil society institutions (by agreement) amendments to legal and normative acts regulating openness of the indicators of all spending unit budget programmes have been made 2. Preparing functional requirements to complete the ‘Transparent Budget’ Information and Analytical System software and the Budget for Citizens module (openbudget.gov.ua) —“— July–September 2021 —“— technical specifications for developing the new subsection Budget Programme Indicators of the ‘Transparent Budget’ Information and Analytical System software, the Budget for Citizens module (openbudget.gov.ua), has been created and the respective services have been procured 3. Completing the ‘Transparent Budget’ Information and Analytical System software, the Budget for Citizens module (openbudget.gov.ua) —“— September– December 2021 —“— a new sub-section Budget Programme Indicators of the ‘Transparent Budget’ Information and Analytical System software, the Budget for Citizens module, (openbudget.gov.ua) has been developed to reflect local information 6 Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator 4. Implementing the improved ‘Transparent Budget’ Information and Analytical System software, the Budget for Citizens module (openbudget.gov.ua) Ministry of Finance State Institution “Open Public Finance” (by agreement) January– December 2022 NGO Centre for Political Studies and Analysis “Eidos” (by agreement) Government and Civic Initiative “Together Against Corruption” (by agreement) other civil society institutions (by agreement) the ‘Transparent Budget’ Information and Analytical System software, the Budget for Citizens module (openbudget.gov.ua), has been modified and improved during pilot operation; based on testing and the active participation of civil society institutes, the software has been put into commercial operation 5. Developing the requirements for the eContract module Ministry of Finance Ministry of Economy State Treasury State Institution “Open Public Finance” (by agreement) State Enterprise ProZorro (by agreement) January–June 2021 NGO Transparency International Ukraine (by agreement) NGO Centre for Political Studies and Analysis “Eidos” (by agreement) other civil society institutions (by agreement) requirements for an eContract module have been created with the involvement of civil society institution representatives 6. Developing the eContract module Ministry of Finance State Treasury State Institution “Open Public Finance” (by agreement) January–July 2022 NGO Transparency International Ukraine (by agreement) NGO Centre for Political Studies and Analysis “Eidos” (by agreement) other civil society institutions (by agreement) The e-Contract module intended for obtaining contracts in a structured and machine-readable format has been developed; the module has been put into pilot operation 7 Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator 7. Integrating the eContract module into the electronic procurement system and the State Treasury’s automated system e-Kazna Ministry of Finance Ministry of Economy State Treasury State Institution “Open Public Finance” (by agreement) State Enterprise ProZorro (by agreement) July–December 2022 —“— information exchange between the e-Contract module, the electronic procurement system, and the State Treasury’s automated system e-Kazna has been effected


Commitments

Open Government Partnership