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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Under a commission from the German Government, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been assisting Ukraine since 1993 in its transition to a democratic state based on the rule of law. Currently 308 national and 60 international employees and 1 development worker are working in the office and in projects. Furthermore, ten integrated specialists and three returning specialists work in the municipal authorities and national administration, municipal corporations, universities, associations, chambers of commerce and civil society (as of 31.12.2018). Located in Kiev, the country office opened in 2009.

GIZ is implementing measures in Ukraine on behalf of five German ministries, the European Union (EU) and also the British and Swiss Governments.

Project name: Good Financial Governance
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), UK Aid
Implemented by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Area of action: Kyiv
Duration: 2014 – 2019
Contacts: Anke Scholz /


With the support of GIZ, three internet platforms have been expanded: ProZorro, ProZorro.Sale and the E-Data web portal. Starting from 2016 they do have a positive effect on the financial system.

The E-Data web portal allows all Ukrainians to see how funds from the national budget are being spent. 20,000 people use this service every day.

On ProZorro citizens can view public tenders. Since its introduction, tenders have been attracting 50 per cent more bids. Corruption and embezzlement have been made more difficult, allowing the Ukrainian Government to save more than 1.6 billion Euro in two years.

The Government of Ukraine uses ProZorro.Sale to make the sale of state assets transparent. Around 260,000 Euro was earned via the platform over an 18 month period.

In 2015, Ukraine only achieved a score of 46 out of 100 in the Open Budget Index, which compares the obligations of national budgets in terms of transparency and accountability; by 2017, this had already improved to 54 points.

The system for assigning public revenue has also become more efficient, and tax compliance has improved significantly. Ukraine has moved up from 164th place in 2014 to 43rd place in 2018 in the World Bank’s global ranking.