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Springs Sprint Event

From 20 to 25 March 2017, Hivos East and Southern Africa hubs held the first convening of open contracting infomediaries in Nairobi, Kenya. Dubbed the ‘Springs Sprint’, the event brought together local partners from Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania with the goal of promoting transparency in government contracts through using open contracting data standards.

Open contracting 2017: #OCGlobal17, Amsterdam, 28 & 29 November

Open contracting is one of the most exciting areas in modernizing government, fighting corruption, reforming markets and fostering business innovation and entrepreneurship. Better, smarter and fairer government contracting will have a huge impact on citizens’ lives everywhere. 

Open Contracting offers the government of Malawi the biggest hope in winning its war against corruption according to a new report by Hivos Southern Africa and Article 19. The report indicates that governments worldwide spend an estimated USD 9.5 trillion annually on public contracting and calls for the need to commit to open contracting standards for accountability.

Hivos and ARTICLE 19 are currently seeking proposals for its global programme on Open Contracting Data that builds the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), media, entrepreneurs or social-start-ups in analyzing public contracting data,

for lobby and advocacy purposes.

Nairobi, Wednesday 7 December 2016… Open Contracting offers the governments of Kenya and Tanzania the biggest hope in winning the war against corruption according to a new report by Hivos East Africa and Article 19. The report indicates that governments worldwide spend an estimated USD 9.5 trillion annually on public contracting and calls for the need to commit to open contracting standards for accountability.

Open Contracting Data programme stresses need for citizen engagement

Hivos' Open Contracting Data programme presents first results and insights

For Hivos and ARTICLE 19, the International Open Data Conference (#IODC16) in Madrid on 6 and 7 October marks a turning point. Over the last nine months, we have been getting ready to roll out our global programme on Open Contracting Data. Now armed with strategies and scoping studies, we will share our insights and results with the world from Madrid.