Public Funding of Political Parties and Rada Members in Post-Electoral Period




political parties, public funding, parliamentarians, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine


This study addresses the issue of the efficiency of public funding mechanisms. Using the Ukrainian experience as an example, the article covers recently introduced amendments and their effect on the overall efficiency of public funding. Further, the article analyzes possible ways for mitigating existing shortcomings of public funding mechanisms and outlines suggested solutions. Complemented with semi-structured interviews with current Members of Rada, the article strives to provide insights and suggestions to issues of political independence, political corruption, accountability, and transparency.

Author Biography

Yuliia Shaipova, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

Yuliia Shaipova serves as a Legal and Policy Adviser to a Ukrainian Member of Parliament. Yuliia holds a Master of Law Degree from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She has presented the results of this research at the Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy that was conducted by the OSCE/ODIHR, with results being positively perceived by the OSCE experts. Yuliia has also contributed to academic events held by and in collaboration with Heidelberg University, Jagiellonian University, Heinrich Heine University, and Washington and Lee Law School of Law.