Open Contracting Partnership, a silo-breaking collaboration between governments, companies, civil society and technologists that opens and transforms government contracting around the world has announced that it, will finance 12 projects, with the Anti-Corruption Institute the organization who will be charge of exploring whether the award of public works contracts via special regimes has a significant effect on the risks of corruption in public procurement in Colombia.
Other countries that will receive grants to investigate equity and effectiveness in
public procurement and provide practical recommendations include: Argentina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malawi, Nigeria, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. The Opening Contracting Partnership has confirmed that funding for action based research projects is provided with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centers Open Data for Development program.
If you would like to find out more about this project, please visit the official website.