On March 12, 2019, the Parliamentary Committee on Anti-Corruption Policy had its meeting. During the event, the USAID RADA Program presented activities of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Information and Research Center. The Program provides support for its operation.
Maryna Rudenko, strategic planning advisor of the RADA Program, informed MPs and the Committee staff on its activities, as well as experience of functioning of research services in parliaments of the USA, Canada, Poland, Germany, Britain, and the European Parliament.
To date, the Center has been preparing analytical reference notes to support the legislative work and activities of the Verkhovna Rada Committees. They are also provided in response to requests of the People's Deputies of Ukraine, heads of secretariats of committees and factions, structural units of the VR Secretariat; they are used by parliamentarians in constituencies and to monitor the implementation of laws and international agreements.
The activities of the Center raised considerable interest on the part of the Committee members; they discussed the involvement of the Center in the preparation of reference notes on various topics, in particular the experience and methodology of other countries in conducting anti-corruption expert examination of bills.
Members of Parliament and heads of secretariats of parliamentary committees and factions can order reference notes of the Information and Research Center through the online form at https://forms.gle/trY3XtQMbUAEguNE8.
Documents previously created by the Center can be found on the its website (http://euinfocenter.rada.gov.ua/).
The USAID Program “RADA: Responsible Accountable Democratic Assembly” is executed by the East Europe Foundation and carried out with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).