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  • 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 […]

  • Renewed programme website   

    17/10/2017

    Renewed programme website    October 17, 2017 The Open Up Contracting website has a new look and feel! The website features comprehensive information about Hivos and ARTICLE 19’s programme taking place in seven countries spread across Latin America, Asia and Africa. You can read about the programme countries, the pioneering partners and their ambitious projects […]

  • Blog: Citizen monitoring matters to open data on procurement: A perspective from Nepal

    16/10/2017

    Blog: Citizen monitoring matters to open data on procurement: A perspective from Nepal October 16, 2017 Written by Sarala Maharjan I have been involved in community-based monitoring for three years, so I was excited to start practicing our monitoring approach this year to open up procurement data about community development projects, such as roads, bridges, drinking […]

  • Civic Engagement for Open Contracting – first lessons learned

    21/09/2017

    Civic Engagement for Open Contracting - first lessons learned September 21, 2017 A reflection on the programmatic approach and the role of infomediaries to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in public contracting and other public money flows. By Daniel Dietrich The Open Contracting programme of Hivos and ARTICLE 19 is a five-year programme (2016-2020) within […]

  • How open contracting can empower women to transform their economies

    31/08/2017

    How open contracting can empower women to transform their economies August 31, 2017 More than 2,000 people gathered in New York recently to tackle the ambitious challenges set by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for everyone. Among other things, achieving the goals depends on closing the […]

  • Africa: Growing Regional Open Contracting Community and Engagement

    17/08/2017

    Africa: Growing Regional Open Contracting Community and Engagement August 17, 2017 Hivos East Africa together with Afroleadership, Article 19 East Africa, Connected Development, Development Gateway, Open Knowledge Network (School of Data) and The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) organized two key sessions: A Follow the Money full day track and a  side event during the main session dubbed, ‘Advancing Open Contracting in […]

  • Hivos invites you to the upcoming CivicTechFest in Taipei on 11 September 2017!

    14/08/2017

    CivicTechFest Hivos invites you to the upcoming CivicTechFest in Taipei on 11 September 2017! August 14, 2017 We’re proud to announce that Hivos is one of promoting partners for the #CivicTechFest, Asia’s first Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC@Taipei) alongside WCIT 2017. Join us for from September 11th in Taipei, for the week-long festival around Civic Tech, Open […]

  • News update April 2017

    11/04/2017

    Students from the Bislig Elementary School listen to World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim at their newly-repaired classroom in Bislig, Tanauan City in Leyte province, Philippines on July 13, 2014. News update April 2017 April 11, 2017 Call for Proposals and partner selection The Hivos and ARTICLE 19 programme Civic Engagement for Open Contracting […]

  • Pro-active disclosure can help curb flawed procurement processes in Kenya

    16/03/2017

    In the past couple of weeks, news about fraudulent tendering processes have been making headlines. The scourge of flawed procurement processes has unfortunately denied many Kenyans crucial services such as health, education, water and infrastructure amongst others.