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  • Communique issued at end of ‘People Summit’

    02/11/2018

    A number of Indonesian and international civil society organizations have held a "People Summit on Alternative Development” meeting in response to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Meeting, held from Oct. 12 to 14 in Bali. The People Summit aimed to consolidate voices of national and international civil society in order to determine patterns of development that are useful for the community. A direct result from the People Summit, was a communique signed by multiple civil society organisations. Read the full text of the communique in the article.

  • Open Up Contracting at Regional Meeting in Seoul, South Korea

    29/10/2018

    The Government of the Republic of Korea will host the Open Government Partnership Regional Meeting in Seoul, South Korea on November 5-6, 2018. Open contracting is high on the agenda and the Open Up Contracting program will be co-hosting a session. Are you interested to learn more about citizen engagement and data use within the open contracting framework? Join our session on 6 November!

  • Nearly 400,000 contracts from UN, World Bank and NATO made public

    25/10/2018

    Nearly 400,000 contracts from UN, World Bank and NATO made public October 25, 2018 For the first time, it has become visible which countries benefit the most from multilateral organizations such as the United Nations, NATO and the World Bank. Remarkable cash flows have become public and available for research through the website OpenMultilaterals.org. Through […]

  • Data for good!

    18/10/2018

    Data for good! October 18, 2018 Reflections from the International Open Data Conference Blog by Sally Akinyi, October 18, 2018   The future is open! This was the main message at the 4th International Open Data Conference. On 27- 28 September 2018, 1500 participants from the data community came together in Buenos Aires. Participants from […]

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.