The Impact of Open Data in Ukraine
This sector has historically been prone to corruption and has faced many challenges, such as violation of urban development laws, real estate investment risks, post factum legalisation of unlawful construction projects, and incompetent renovation of historic buildings. Part of the explanation for these problems is the unavailability of data of the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate (SACI), the main authority in the sector. SACI holds the largest database of new development projects in Ukraine and includes information on all building permits issued between 2012 and 2020. In December 2019, this information was made available on the Single State Web Portal of Open Data.
The current reportand how open data contributes to greater transparency and accountability around SACI operations. Generally, the report addresses the social issues that can be resolved by using data sharing in the construction and urban development sector, specifically in terms of the effect on citizens, businesses, and government.