NE – Good Governance Forum 2018 – Aspen Institute Kyiv

International Conference – Kyiv, September 12, 2018

Given the world we face today, the uncertainties and the challenges,
good governance is key to our success in building good societies.


Natalie Jaresko, Executive director,
Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico;
Chairperson of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, Trustee of the Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute Kyiv, in the framework of AIfE and jointly with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, the OSCE Italian Chairmanship, the Aspen Institute Romania, organized the Good Governance Forum 2018, which assesed the implementation of good governance principles and norms (especially in the public domain) has been a focal point for Ukrainian society and its leadership for many years.

Despite many successful endeavors in this area, good governance remains fragile, and this significantly contributes to lowering the level of trust in public institutions, thus posing serious obstacles to the further modernization of Ukrainian society. The event was designed to allow leaders from different countries to share experiences and ideas related to anti-corruption strategies, policy development and implementation, as well as the search for solutions to common problems.

Forum speakers included:

Natalie Jaresko – Chairperson, Aspen Institute Kyiv, Executive director, Financial Oversight & Management Board (FOMB) for Puerto Rico; Marta Dassù – Senior Director Europe, The Aspen Institute, Daniel Kaufmann – President and CEO, the Natural Resource Governance Institute; Member, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative; James Tomsheck – Former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent, ex-Chief the C.B.P.’s head of internal affairs; Ambassador Vaidotas Verba – OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine; Paola Severino – Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Corruption; Alfredo Conte – Special Adviser for the Italian OSCE Chairperson-in-Office; Peter M. Wagner – Head of “Support Group for Ukraine” at European Commission; Artem Sytnyk – Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and others — shared with their perspectives on good governance as a pivotal value, set of principles and specific measures to be undertaken as a common effort.

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