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1 Procurement, the Next Horizon in Transparency Marcela Rozo – January 2012

2 Why Transparency? Hindered performance of contracts Mismanagement of resources Compromised credibility of actors Inefficient service delivery Cumbersome legislative procedure

3 What is Open Contracting? Open Contracting is a new and growing movement focused on enhanced disclosure and participation in public contracting.

4 Why Open Contracting? Open Contracting benefits all of society – government, private sector, and citizens. Open Contracting allows for more effective use of public resources Open Contracting targets a key part of the PFM system that is critical for effective development results

5 What is the focus of Open Contracting? Open Contracting focus in all stages of the contracting process, from pre- award all the way through implementation and evaluation. PRE-AWARD

6 How does OC work?

7 OC Evolution and Workstreams Global PrinciplesTechnical Standards Engaging Stakeholders Capacity Building Impact Measurement Communications & Media

8 OC benefits governments Guidance on improving context Enhanced performance Increased credibility Opportunities for knowledge-sharing More robust dialogue with non-state actors More coherent approach to MDB projects Increased effectiveness in development outcomes Linkage to int’l Open Gov movement

9 What are OC’s benefits to citizens and other stakeholders? Improved service delivery Increased trust and credibility More collaborative engagement with governments Connection with other countries provides opportunities for knowledge-sharing OC process aids open market Increased transparency/accountability and decreased corruption Increased effectiveness in development outcomes

10 Open Contracting is part of a broader movement There is a growing global movement towards Open Government and Open Development. Open Contracting is a part of that increasingly more important ecosystem.

11 Who is currently involved in Open Contracting?

12 What are the points of engagement with OC? Government Join the global movement Civil Society Private Sector Participate in the working groups Share and learn from other experiences Seek technical advice

13 For more information contact Marcela Rozo


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