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  • 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 […]

  • Hivos Launches Advocacy Toolkit

    05/06/2019

    Hivos is proud to present the Advocacy Toolkit: a guide towards transparency and accountability in public contracting through people-centered and evidence-based advocacy.

  • Open Up Contracting, Open Up Health

    29/05/2019

    Open Up Contracting, Open Up Health May 29, 2019   Hivos believes people should have the freedom to challenge their governments and influence the established order. Access to information and open data helps people to live a healthy life with dignity.  Choosing the life of an activist Oscar Guzman lives with HIV. This means he […]

  • Open Up Contracting, Open Up Water

    29/05/2019

    Open Up Contracting, Open Up Water May 29, 2019 Hivos believes people should have the freedom to challenge their governments and influence the established order. Access to information and open data helps communities to demand basic services. Water is life “Water is life, and we cannot live without water.” Grenda Nyangaphiza from Chinkhwiri, Malawi, gets […]

  • Open up Contracting, Open up Mining

    27/05/2019

    Open up Contracting, Open up Mining May 27, 2019 Hivos believes people should have the freedom to challenge their governments and influence the established order. Access to information and data allows us to do just that.   Speaking Up “We, the Tagbanuas of Narra, are entitled to have a voice in how our land is used.” […]

  • Taking Back the Stolen Land

    14/05/2019

    Despite the government's adoption of Public Information Disclosure Law, in reality it is nearly impossible to access contract documents. The Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM) in East Kalimantan had firsthand experience in this regard.