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  • Open Up Contracting program partners become selected winners of 2018 CivicTech4Democracy

    20/08/2018

    Open Up Contracting program partners become selected winners of 2018 CivicTech4Democracy August 20, 2018 We are happy to share that two of the partners in the Open Contracting program in Guatemala were selected winners of the 2018 CivicTech4Democracy. Plaza Publica and Ojo con mi pisto have been making a lot of impact in Guatemala in […]

  • Call for Proposals: Consultancy Open Contracting Benefits for Government and the Private Sector

    05/07/2018

    There remains a need for more robust evidence for the impacts of open contracting governments and companies, and a deeper understanding of the circumstances under which open contracting may flourish. This research aims to fill this gap through analysis of cases in which open contracting was adopted.

  • Introducing the EU’s Global CivicTech4Democracy Competition

    02/07/2018

    Introducing the EU’s Global CivicTech4Democracy Competition July 2, 2018 Guestblog contributed by Raphaël Pouyé of CivicTech4Democracy Seven partners of the Hivos/ARTICLE 19 Open Up Contracting program are participating in the CivicTech4Democracy Competition. Below an introduction to this new competition. Civic Technology Civic tech is no passing fad or tech du jour. It might even be more […]

  • Open Up Contracting at OGP Global Summit 2018

    02/07/2018

    dit is de caption Open Up Contracting at OGP Global Summit 2018 July 2, 2018 The Open Government Partnership will host the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia on July 17-19, 2018. Priority thematic tracks are Civic Engagement, Anti-Corruption, and Public Service Delivery, as well as other topics for an open track. The summit […]

  • Bojonegoro Open System to guarantee transparency and public data

    28/06/2018

    Bojonegoro Open System to guarantee transparency and public data June 28, 2018 Changing the landscape of public contracting very often needs strong government champions. However, Bojonegoro, a lesser-known and small sub-district in East Java province in Indonesia, was selected by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) as one of the fifteen regions in the world to […]

  • Kenya’s Makueni County adopts the Open Contracting approach

    28/06/2018

    Makueni County has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to adopt the Open Contracting approach - an effort that will transform its procurement processes in order to fight graft. In collaboration with Hivos East Africa and the Development Gateway, the new partnership will support the County to develop a viable and sustainable approach for effective procurement processes through data collection, public disclosure of tenders, eradication of corruption in use of public funds and greater transparency and accountability in good governance.

  • Human Rights Defenders and UN Special Rapporteur on Philippine terrorist ‘hit list’

    26/03/2018

    Human Rights Defenders and UN Special Rapporteur on Philippine terrorist 'hit list' March 26, 2018 Hivos and ARTICLE 19 are alarmed and worried about the news that the Philippine government has declared a list of 600 people to be ‘communist terrorists’. The list names the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, […]

  • Open Data Day 2018 Celebrations in Kenya

    22/03/2018

    Open Data Day 2018 Celebrations in Kenya March 22, 2018 Guestblog contributed by ELDOHUB Earlier this month, on March 3rd, several initiatives around the world took place to celebrate International Open Data Day. Hivos, ARTICLE 19 and Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) contributed with a mini-grant scheme to local #ODD18 initiatives. One such event took place in Eldoret, Kenya. Read their guestblog […]

  • Open Data Day 2018 Celebrations in Cambodia

    22/03/2018

    Open Data Day 2018 Celebrations in Cambodia March 22, 2018 Guestblog contributed by Open Development Cambodia Earlier this month, on March 3rd, several initiatives around the world celebrated International Open Data Day. Hivos, ARTICLE 19 and Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) funded a mini-grant scheme for local #ODD18 initiatives. One such event took place in Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh, Cambodia - From Cape […]

  • Open Up Contracting and Adaptive Learning

    20/03/2018

    Open Up Contracting and Adaptive Learning March 20, 2018 Open contracting is a relatively new agenda for Hivos and ARTICLE 19 as well as for many of our local partners. It’s important to acknowledge that the Open Up Contracting programme and its partners are in a joint learning process together. We test and learn from […]