About the project

Welcome to the Hidden Interests - a new tool from the NACP and Anti-Corruption Headquarters for identifying possible corruption violations!

"Hidden interests" is a digital tool created to fight the abuses of thousands of Ukrainian deputies. Due to it, each user can easily find conflicts of interest and reveal hidden corruption offenses that cost the Ukrainian budget billions of hryvnias every year!

"Hidden interests'' are able to automatically detect conflicts of interest of deputies on the basis of a large database of connections with individuals and companies. The tool detects situations where discordance in private and public interests potentially lead to biased decisions in favor of their companies, illegal gift-giving, or out-of-competition tenders. According to the Law “On Prevention of Corruption”, decision-making and actions or omissions, made in a state of conflict of interest are considered corruption offenses and should entail legal liability. Our tool aims to simplify the investigation of such violations and make it available to as many citizens as possible.


How does it work?

In order to search for conflicts of interest, the "Hidden Interests" database reflects all potential connections of deputies that may indicate corruption violations.

Due to the convenient search both by companies and individuals, everyone can easily detect hidden interests in a few clicks and find out whether the deputy acted in a particular situation in a conflict of interest or not. "Hidden interests" also contain an automatic document analyzer, where users can download documents of any state body or local government, and the system checks whether the document contains a conflict of interest. If the violation is detected, users are encouraged to notify us or the NAPC directly for the further investigation.


We invite all users to actively participate in the detection of corruption offenses through "Hidden Interests"!

The tool is developed by: Dmytro Sobolev, Sviatoslav Kosenchuk, Ihor Kalmykov, Oleksandr Kovalenko, Yulia Hrechka, Rodion Khomyakov, Serhiy Mytkalyk, Department for Compliance with the Law on Conflict of Interest and Restrictions on Prevention of Corruption of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption. 

We thank our volunteers involved in the project: Iryna Rokishchuk, Roksolana Smerechynska, Vasyl Bratushko. 

Hidden Interests Project is the winner of the Open Data Challenge, implemented within the USAID / UK aid international technical assistance project "Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS" with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the International Renaissance Foundation (second stage).