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  • Information is power

    03/09/2019

    How more transparent public spending processes can improve communities’ needs in Indonesia

  • An ‘open dialogue’ with Ana Gabriel Zuniga from Hivos

    02/09/2019

    Ana Gabriel works for Hivos from Costa Rica, where she is a program development manager. Before she joined Hivos, Ana Gabriel was Vice Minister of the Presidency for Political Affairs in Costa Rica, where she focused on setting up dialogues with citizens. In this interview she shares what it was like to work for the government, what initiatives she is setting up as a program development manager, and why she thinks open contracting is so important in the region today.

  • LOCI pilot takes off

    21/08/2019

    How is the linking and learning pilot Local Open Contracting Initiatives (LOCI) getting underway? What are our learnings, what are the challenges we come across, how do we adapt? Follow our progress blogs to stay up to date and see how our thinking is taking shape.

  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo issues Regulation on One Data Indonesia – what’s in it for the people?

    14/08/2019

    The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo issued the Presidential Regulation on One Data Indonesia to realize a better, more structured, and integrated data governance. This regulation will also accelerate the settlement of problems related to information disclosure and encourage the improvement of citizens' welfare.

  • Media innovation to support citizen engagement in public procurement

    05/08/2019

    Media innovation to support citizen engagement in public procurement August 5, 2019 On July 22, the Nation Media Group (NMG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on an Open Contracting (OC) portal that will provide the general public with open data on public procurement. The OC portal will connect with relevant media […]

  • Bringing open contracting initiatives to the local level

    10/07/2019

    Semarang City (Indonesia) is one of the local initiatives in the local open contracting initiative (LOCI) that implements open contracting principles at the local level. The delegation of Indonesia had the chance to exchange experiences with other open contracting champions attending the event and to find ways to improve their existing initiatives.

  • Lift off: Take your contracting reforms to new heights to elevate public services

    09/07/2019

    Lift off: Take your contracting reforms to new heights to elevate public services July 9, 2019 Guest blogpost first published 1 July on open-contracting.org If you want to attend learn more about the program, webinars are taking place on 11 and 12 July. Learn more and join here.   By Kathrin Frauscher Our new impact program […]

  • Tackling gender inequality through access to information

    09/07/2019

    Access to information is fundamental for women’s empowerment. At the 2019 Global Summit of the Open Government Partnership, States and other stakeholders must focus on ensuring women have full rights and facilities to access information as a mechanism to overcome gender inequality.

  • What does the future look like when we apply open contracting to your sector?

    04/07/2019

    What does the future look like when we apply open contracting to your sector? July 4, 2019 What does the future look like when we apply open contracting to your sector? Hivos’ Open Up Contracting program asked this question to people from different backgrounds. Despite working in different fields and different regions, they agreed on […]

  • It’s easier to be cynical

    17/06/2019

    It's easier to be cynical June 17, 2019 Blog by Stephanie Muchai, June 17, 2019 Global gatherings are always full of inspiration, diversity of ideas and experiences, just that reboot and eye opener every change maker needs. Active citizens from all over the world are always encouraged by shared challenges, inspired by others victories and […]