Rating of the most corrupted government institutions of Ukraine is led by Parliament (Verkhovna Rada), courts, Prosecutor’s Office and Customs House. The smallest amount of bribery was detected in police, small and medium-sized business.
The rating was created by the All-Ukrainian network of Virtues and Compliance (UNIC).
The rating was composed using the survey of 300 managers of Ukrainian enterprises in order to find out to what extent the corruption hinders doing business in our country. More than 50% of respondents indicated that corruption and abuse of power are also common in the Cabinet of Ministers and big business.
“Ukrainian business notes that “patronage”, the actual control of enterprises by politicians and other representatives of state authorities is quite common, while such enterprises have great advantages in business. Moreover, among the most common illegal practices among enterprises, so-called commercial corruption was noted — that is, bribing counterparty employees or competitors (so-called “otkat”). Big business was among the top corruption leaders,” said Lana Sinichkina of the UNIC Executive Committee.
But there are positive moments, as the majority of respondents indicated over the past 2 years, the overall level of corruption has decreased (54% of respondents). While 24% of all respondents expressed a diametrically opposite opinion, they indicated that the general problem of the corruption of government and business has grown significantly.
More than half of respondents believe that it is possible to conduct legitimate business in Ukraine, and about 40% are confident that there are entrepreneurs in Ukraine who work exclusively under the “patronage” of politicians, local leaders, city mayors, law enforcement agencies or judges. Entrepreneurs are confident that these companies have significant privileges compared to others.
60% of businessmen who took part in the survey indicated that they had never asked influential people to help them with issues related to their business.
At the same time, a third of the respondents admitted that they are seeking such help, but only as a last resort.