The project “Coalition of Regional Civil Society Organizations for Public Finance Control” is being carried out by the International Center for Policy Studies (ICPS) with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine.

The project`s goal is to foster citizen participation in public finance control (PFC) at the local level through developing investigative capabilities of local activists in Ukraine. It intends to develop further investigative capabilities of local activists via support in conducting individual and group anti-corruption investigations. The project participants will act as “watchdog leaders” network, while sharing their experience and training investigative skills of the newcomers. They will obtain experience of conducting complex investigations, and will master teamwork and coordination skills. This will enhance the investigator`s capacities to further work independently at the regional level and to share their experience on lower levels.

Thus, the project will strengthen good governance policies in Ukraine through the project contribution into the fight against corruption, increasing transparency of local governments through civil society control and social pressure.

Project stages:

- Elaboration of Guidelines on public finance control

- Conduction of trainings on anti-corruption investigations

- Formation of the Coalition of Regional CSOs

- Conducting the anti-corruption investigations

- Dissemination of the project results

The investigation will be conducted in the following regions: Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Transcarpathian, Kyiv, Kirovograd, Lviv, Odessa, Sumy, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi.