On October 5, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law on the implementation of international financial reporting standards, which should ensure greater transparency and accountability in extractive industries for investors and local communities.
Denys Nazarenko, analyst of DiXi Group, and Victoria Torop, chief editor of the Ukrainian Energy portal, participated in the USAID campus in Poltava. This promotional event, initiated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has been held for five consecutive years. During the year, USAID representatives present their projects in Ukrainian oblast centers on the City Day. They try to cover 3-4 cities per year. The promotional event in Poltava was held on September 23.
Olena Pavlenko, President of the DiXi Group think tank, participated in the presentation of the first EITI Report in Germany held in Berlin on September 6, 2017. The document contains a contextual part, results and data reports and covers such sectors as extraction of sand, gravel, stone, brown coal, black coal, lime, rock salt etc.
The regular meeting of the Coalition of the USAID Transparent Energy Project held on September 8 summarized the current outputs of the project. In particular, it dealt with the update of the Ukrainian Energy website and the online map of the domestic energy sector, and holding of a contest of journalistic investigations, etc.
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Domestic investigative journalists are interested most of all in the gas market. This is a conclusion drawn by experts of the USAID Transparent Energy Project when they were creating a database of the most resonant journalistic investigations in the energy sector.
The meeting at the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine discussed the formation and publication of open data sets on the Ministry’s website, as well as other UESU operational issues that, according to experts, may carry corruption risks.