The scale of Russia’s devastation and destruction in Ukraine will eventually have to be matched by a recovery and reconstruction process equal to the Marshall Plan. To prevent the massive flow of financial assistance from leaking into corruption and seeding a new oligarchy—and thus undermining the European future, sovereignty, and other ideals for which Ukrainians are sacrificing—Ukraine will need to rely on the deep and capable ranks of its civil society, which has been researching, monitoring, and advocating around the risks of corruption for years.
The Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group are bringing together three leading Ukrainian civil society experts to detail the role of anti-corruption in both the current war and the future peace. The experts will discuss how anti-corruption progress motivated Russian President Vladimir Putin to attack Ukraine, how that progress has continued with accountability during the war, and how civil society is building transparent systems to prepare for recovery and reconstruction.
- Josh Rudolph, Senior Fellow and Head of the Malign Finance and Corruption Team, Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund
- Olena Halushka, Board Member of the Anti-Corruption Action Centre and Co-Founder of the International Center for Ukrainian Victory
- Lesia Ogryzko
- Andrii Borovyk, Executive Director for Transparency International Ukraine