Corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has ranked 100 Ukrainian cities by the level of corruption in each, the NGO reported last week, and found the level of corruption has risen from the year before, while the leaders have changed.
The most corrupt cities in the country in 2018 were Drohobych (85.2 points out of 100), Mariupol (76.4), Vinnytsia (70.3), Pokrov (68), and Dnipro (66.6), the NGO reports.
These results were completely different from last year’s where the leaders included Lviv, Kropyvnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolaiiv and Kyiv.
“The city ranking was compiled based on 91 indicators in 13 accountability areas. We took into account budgeting and finance, procurement, housing and communal policies, education, social services, information on the work of local authorities etc. Detailed information can be found on the website transparentcities.in.ua,” TI said in a statement.
“The general transparency level across 100 cities has increased from almost 30% in 2017 to over 41% in 2018. In 2018, 27 Ukrainian cities scored more than 50 points, an increase from 6 cities in 2017,” TI added