Anti-Corruption Collective Action

In 2019, the United Nations Global Compact launched the project Scaling up Anti-Corruption Collective Action within Global Compact Local Networks and for the first time, Global Compact Network Ukraine joined our workstream. The Network has shown the impact Collective Action can achieve when partnerships, trust, and a motivation to tackle one of the biggest barriers to further development of the state, society, and all spheres of the country’s economy are brought together.

Since the launch of the initiative in September 2020, the team has formed a passionate Working Group consisting of business and the public sector and has successfully built a partnership with the National Agency on Corruption Prevention to develop a set of recommendations and an e-learning course for small and medium-sized enterprises based on the new Standard Anti-Corruption Program for Legal Entities in Ukraine. Achievements have included (1) organizing an annual Anti-Corruption Week, which includes a series of expert panels, discussions, and presentations from business, government, academia, etc., (2) launching a Memorandum on Joint Anti-Corruption Actions in Ukraine, which has reached 36 signatories from companies and non-governmental organizations declaring their support for increasing the level of transparency and integrity in the Ukrainian business environment, (3) developing and launching the handbook “Fighting against corruption: Collective Action,” which provides guidance for small and medium-sized enterprises in fighting corruption in supply chains, (4) launching a video course “Anti-Corruption”, which engaged 51 experts from private and public sectors in developing materials.

Daria Ruban
Anti-Corruption Collective Action Programme Coordinator


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