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    This paper explores paths towards a deepened collaboration between open and sustainable procurement advocates and practitioners. Building on literature and key informant interviews, it outlines the two fields, their potential for mutual reinforcement and positive impact as well as possible tensions.

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    Join us 30 November at the International Anti-Corruption Conference November 23, 2020 Cities, Corruption and COVID-19 Hivos will host a workshop at the upcoming International Anti-Corruption Conference looking into innovative approaches to tackling corruption at city level. What are the corruption risks at city level? And where is the support for approaches to tackle them? […]

    November 23, 2020
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    Room for improvement November 19, 2020 Open contracting in the province of South Cotabato By Adelle Chua John Magbanua has been working in the provincial government of South Cotabato (in Mindanao, southern Philippines) for 25 years. For 19 of those, he sat on the Bids and Awards Committee, which he thought was doing a good […]

    November 19, 2020
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    At the end of 2019 Hivos commissioned an independent external evaluation of the Open Contracting program. We think the evaluation provided a fair and critical assessment of the achievements and limitations of the Open Contracting program. Read on to learn the lessons on tactics of the Open Contracting program that tended to work well.

    November 10, 2020
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    LOCI Eastern Europe and Central Asia November 10, 2020 The Local Open Up Contracting Initiatives are proud to host the digital regional meeting this week for representatives of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Are you joining us? Have a look at the program below!

    November 10, 2020
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    On the road to accountability in Tanzania November 9, 2020 Read the comic strip version of this story    Frustrations lead to new beginnings “It was clear to me that there was a need for such an institution in Tanzania,” says Ludovick Utouh, founder and executive director of the think tank WAJIBU – Institute of Public […]

    November 9, 2020
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    Opening up contracts for a better diet November 3, 2020 Read the comic strip version of this story    Relying on the school meal program in Bolivia “How can I help these children get better and healthier food?” Estefanía Rada remembers asking herself this back when she was working as a volunteer teacher at local schools in […]

    November 3, 2020