Research Paper


Transparency and accountability in public administration and service

Chapter: Ukraine | Year: 2018

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Transparency International Ukraine is an accredited chapter of the global movement Transparency International with a comprehensive approach to development and implementation of change for reduction of the corruption levels.

CPI Score: 32

CPI Rank: 120


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Theory of Change

Policy & Insititutional Change
Improved enforcement of policies
Behaviour Change
Seeking Redress Against Corruption
Change Type:

Awareness

Outreach

Abstract

Research using data from ProZorro showed that there is considerable monopolization on procurement in the health sector.

ProZorro is a fully online public procurement platform and a collaboration environment that ensures open access to public procurement (tenders) in Ukraine.

Findings

  1. In 2018 about 1% of suppliers, whether drugs or equipment, signed 50% of all contracts with Healthcare Departments and Healthcare Facilities, suggesting considerable monopolization on this market: 1.1% of medication suppliers are represented by 17 out of 1,485 signed contracts worth UAH 1 billion. The same kind of monopolization was observed in 2017 as well.
  2. 0,8% of medical equipment suppliers or 20 out of 2,580 signed contracts worth UAH 1.6 billion, which was 50.9% of the value of all contracts signed in this group
  3. In 2018, medications were purchased to cover 40 different areas in the state programme, which included nearly 500 preparations and 700 medical supplies. Notably, the funding allocated in the state budget covers only about 45% of what is needed. Certain areas of the programme are also not equally provided for. For instance, adult cancer treatment is only 30% covered, while juvenile dialysis is covered 100%.


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