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“The transparency of multilateral organisations is inadequate. Access to financial data of multilateral organisations is limited.” That is the major conclusion of ‘Quickscan Open Multilaterals’, the recent study ...

From 17-21 July 2017, open data experts from Africa convened in Accra, Ghana for the second Africa Open Data Conference (AODC). Drawing participants from governments, techies, small businesses, journalists, civic technologists, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, IT solution providers, NGOs,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Open Contracting Data programme stresses need for citizen engagement

To ensure efficient and transparent public spending through its contracts, governments need to make strong commitments to open contracting. This involves draft legislation that guarantees public access to...

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...