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  • Join us 30 November at the International Anti-Corruption Conference

    23/11/2020

    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? […]

  • Room for improvement

    19/11/2020

    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 […]

  • On the evaluation of the Open Up Contracting Program

    10/11/2020

    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.

  • LOCI Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    10/11/2020

    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!

  • On the road to accountability in Tanzania

    09/11/2020

    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 […]

  • Opening up contracts for a better diet

    03/11/2020

    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 […]

  • Looking back at a successful closeout of the program

    22/10/2020

    Looking back at a successful closeout week with our partners

  • Call for Proposals: Consultancy on Open and Sustainable Procurement

    08/10/2020

    Hivos is looking for an international consultant to lead the production of the Discussion Paper on: State of the sustainable procurement & open contracting fields, Key ways in which open and sustainable procurement can reinforce each other, Existing examples of collaboration/links of open & sustainable procurement, Key tensions that need to be resolved, Challenges and opportunities according to open & sustainable procurement practitioners, Roles for civil society, local & national governments, business

  • Call for Proposals: Consultancy on Urban Futures in a Digital World

    08/10/2020

    Hivos is looking for an international consultant with background in urban development/ governance/participatory democracy, urban commons

  • ¿Cuán participativas son las compras públicas en América Latina?

    05/10/2020

    En este informe, Cesar Cruz-Rubio, analiza una selección de experiencias participativas en las compras públicas en América Latina, a fin de conocer su nacimiento, desarrollo, e identificar, dentro de lo posible, sus factores de éxito.