Strengthening Capacity for Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption in Ukraine
This is a training guide on how to strengthen state systems to effective detect, investigate and prosecute corruption in the Post-Soviet states.
This 2008 project, sponsored by the OECD and supported by the US Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, was designed to strengthen institutional capacity to effectively detect, investigate and prosecute corruption in Ukraine.
Primarily, project activities supported national efforts aimed at defining and then establishing a new body/departments, within or separate from existing law enforcement bodies, which are responsible for investigation and/or prosecution of corruption. The approach was guided by European standards on specialisation in prosecution of corruption. Project activities included commissioning of experts to provide tailor-made, regular and targeted advice to the Ukrainian counter-part institution(s) as they shape and develop consensus on what is the appropriate European compliant model for Ukraine and afterwards implement it.
The program was broken down into three distinct modules, including Expert panel for ad-hoc advice during the phase of establishment of the new body, management and communication advice, and professional training on detection, investigation and prosecution of corruption. Lastly, an expert advisor was also based in Ukraine in order to serve as a resident coach for management personnel.
The full 118-page training guide can be accessed here.