We strive for creating a society of smart decisions. A society in which politicians, business, civil society would make measured decisions based on data from different areas, that adequately reflect reality.
In order to do this, we:
- Collect and systematize data sets
- Develop systems (including GIS) for convenient data presentation, online tools for working with data
- Prepare analytical reports based on a comprehensive analysis of data
- Foster the culture of data among experts and the public
Organization was founded in 2015 and officially registered on 13 May 2015. Founders of the Center have over 10 years professional experience of working with large arrays of social data, in particular those elections-related. Our works were commissioned by international organizations, including IFES (International Foundation for Electoral Systems), National Democratic Institute (USA), Central Election Commission of Ukraine, and others. In 2015 we were implementing projects with support from Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative (UCBI), funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United States Embassy in Ukraine.
Head of the Board
Famous Ukrainian electoral geographer, he has 23 years of practical experience in civic and analytical field in Ukraine. He was a co-founder of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine in 1994. Since then he collects, systematizes, analyzes electoral information. He worked as database expert, data analyst, political consultant, analyst of civic campaigns.
He holds MA in Sociology (University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) and MSc in Media Management (University of Stirling, Scotland). Andriy has 15 years experience in planning, developing, and implementing media and public information/education projects in Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe: in areas of voter education, judiciary reform, accounting profession development, democracy and civil society development.
This project, funded by US Embassy in Ukraine, is implemented in partnership with the Center for Ukrainian Reform Education. The training program consists of series of one-day intensive training sessions, with homework and group projects. There is over 80 reps of media and NGOs, mainly from Kyiv and Lviv, participating in the program.
This USAID-funded project was implemented during August-December 2015, was aimed at increasing transparency of local elections, including organization of public and transparent parallel vote count (microdata crowdsourcing), in seven cities of Eastern Ukraine - www.vybir.info. One major electoral fraud was prevented in Kramatorsk.
Director of Development, CASE Ukraine
Public administration in developed countries increasingly relies on science-based facts, and not on political ideology or advices from those close to government. In Ukraine such transition requires not only statistical and research training for politicians and public administration officials, but also the proper skills of media and civic activists, who can help to shape the appropriate request among voters and to make the necessary pressure on politicians and officials. Taking this into account, the work of Ukrainian Center for Social Data is very useful and timely.
Political analyst, Coordinator of "Powerful Communities of Donetsk Region" movement
Nowadays the amount of data is growing exponentially. And this trend does not exclude Ukraine of course. In this situation society feels the need for efficient practices of data processing and analysis. Ukrainian Center for Social Data not just undertakes important and complex work, but also explains it in simple terms. By doing so they are giving impetus to the development of civil society.
Independent consultant, in the past – Project Development Officer Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative (UCBI)
Ukrainian Center for Social Data team is creative and responsible at the same time, which is quite a rare combination in our conditions. They combine vision with implementation technologies. For me as for manager in charge of implementation of the “Transparent local elections” project, it was nice and comfortable to work with the Center’s team. I was very pleased with the results of their project that exceeded my expectations.