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  • Multilateral organisations fall short on transparency

    14/12/2017

    Multilateral organisations fall short on transparency December 14, 2017 The transparency of multilateral organisations is inadequate. That is the major outcome of the recent study published by Cordaid, Hivos and the Open State Foundation. We found that it is still not possible to track money flows to and from many multilateral organisations, organisations that (should) set the global example for how […]

  • Diversity. Bottom-up energy. Real outcomes: Open contracting after OCGlobal17

    07/12/2017

    Diversity. Bottom-up energy. Real outcomes: Open contracting after OCGlobal17 December 7, 2017 By The #OCGlobal17 conveners: Open Contracting Partnership, Hivos, The B Team, the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), and Article 19* What a ride! We’re still on a high from #OCGlobal17, our global gathering of open contracting innovators and champions. For the 200 people from […]

  • Open Contracting for the Future: Three Frontier Issues

    27/11/2017

    Open Contracting for the Future: Three Frontier Issues November 27, 2017 By Andrew Mandelbaum (Development Gateway) and Daniel Dietrich (Hivos) The future of open contracting depends on the ability of governments and citizens to open up the entire public contracting cycle, create feedback channels, and use open contracting data to improve procurement results. But there […]

  • Championing transparency by following the money

    23/11/2017

    Championing transparency by following the money November 23, 2017 By Melissa Ruggles “The transparency of multilateral organisations is inadequate. Access to financial data of multilateral organisations is limited.” That is the major outcome of the recent study published by Cordaid, Hivos and the Open State Foundation. They found that it is still not possible to track money flows to and from […]

  • Blog: From transparency to data use: rising to open contracting’s next challenge

    23/11/2017

    Blog: From transparency to data use: rising to open contracting’s next challenge November 23, 2017 Written by Andrew Mandelbaum At Development Gateway, we are investing in open contracting because we believe in the value it brings to both governments and citizens. Over the past several years, we have conducted over 10 open contracting assessments, developed […]

  • Blog: Nine years in open contracting: the threats, challenges and what pushes me to carry on

    13/11/2017

    Blog: Nine years in open contracting: the threats, challenges and what pushes me to carry on November 13, 2017 Written by Joe Ching'Ani Advocating for an end to corruption and increased transparency and accountability is demanding at the best of times. It’s even harder if you are in a scandal prone, poor African country with […]

  • Blog: Four ways to make open public contracting more relevant

    07/11/2017

    Blog: Four ways to make open public contracting more relevant November 7, 2017 Written by Joseph Asunka Governments spend billions of dollars each year buying goods and services from private providers for the public benefit. Unfortunately, opaque public contracting often facilitate diversion of significant amounts of these resources into private pockets, severely undermining the quality […]

  • Blog: Out of the drawer: Why we need to regain trust in contracts

    26/10/2017

    Pixabay Blog: Out of the drawer: Why we need to regain trust in contracts October 26, 2017 Written by Sally Hughes “Trust is in crisis around the world. The general population’s trust in all four key institutions — business, government, NGOs, and media — has declined: To rebuild trust and restore faith in the system, institutions […]

  • Event: Open Contracting 2017 – 28-29 November, Amsterdam

    17/10/2017

    Event: Open Contracting 2017 - 28-29 November, Amsterdam October 17, 2017 Open contracting is vital to modernise government, fight corruption, reform markets and foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Better, smarter and fairer government contracting – enabled by the active participation of citizens – can improve lives everywhere. Hivos and ARTICLE 19, together with The B team, […]

  • Introducing our partners in Guatemala

    17/10/2017

    Introducing our partners in Guatemala October 17, 2017 Following our introduction of our infomediary partners in Indonesia and the Philippines last quarter, in this edition we would like to introduce the organisations working to make open contracting a reality in Guatemala. Their projects in the construction, media, and public health sectors are bringing social and […]