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  • Celebrate the Open Up Contracting Program and our partners with us

    01/09/2020

    Celebrate the Open Up Contracting Program and our partners with us September 1, 2020 2020 marks the last year of a unique five-year-long strategic partnership between ARTICLE 19, Hivos, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs coming together in the Open Up Contracting program. Under the ministry’s Dialogue and Dissent program, alliances were forged with organizations around […]

  • Contrataciones públicas e inclusión: ¿Cómo estamos en América Latina?

    12/08/2020

    Estos últimos meses hemos estado discutiendo sobre la posibilidad que brindan las contrataciones para la inclusión de grupos de la sociedad que se encuentran vulnerados o marginalizados. En el caso de los países de la región latinoamericana, el mercado de contrataciones públicas es clave para el desarrollo sostenible e inclusivo.

  • Public Contracting and Inclusion: How is Latin America doing?

    12/08/2020

    ILDA has researched a selection of cases and experiences related to civic participation and inclusion (specifically women) in Latin America, in order to learn about its development and implementation.

  • As We Face New Challenges, Open Gov Champions Step Up

    10/08/2020

    As We Face New Challenges, Open Gov Champions Step Up August 10, 2020 Guestblog from Open Government Partnership by Paul Maassen In early 2020, OGP started looking for new candidates to fill three seats in the OGP Civil Society Steering Committee. The list of candidates this year was particularly strong and we are grateful to […]

  • We will not win the COVID-19 pandemic without trust

    29/07/2020

    We will not win the COVID-19 pandemic without trust July 29, 2020 By Stephanie Muchai, Country Engagement Developer East Africa, Open Up Contracting Program ‘Transparency and openness of governments helps people to trust that institutions will deliver for them.’ These are the words of the late Bob Collymore when he reflected on the sources of distrust between citizens […]

  • Stephanie Muchai: a passionate champion of open government

    28/07/2020

    Stephanie Muchai: a passionate champion of open government July 28, 2020 Stephanie Muchai is Hivos’ current East Africa lead for the global Open Up Contracting program. Open contracting aims to support governments to procure and deliver public goods and services for citizens efficiently and transparently. She works directly with local, national and regional partners towards more open […]

  • Call for Proposals: Illustrator / Cartoonist needed

    16/07/2020

    Call for Proposals: Illustrator / Cartoonist needed July 16, 2020 Type: Home-based, individual or in team of consultants. Scope of work: Multiple comic strip stories to illustrate program achievements (graphic novel style) Delivery: 7 September 2020 About Hivos Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the […]

  • Covid-19 response: NGOs unite in call for continued support for transparency and accountability

    11/07/2020

    Covid-19 response: NGOs unite in call for continued support for transparency and accountability July 11, 2020 Last month Accountability Lab, CoST and Hivos convened an open call to international development funders to continue support to transparency and accountability initiatives, with a message of how crucial T&A is to effective Covid-19 response.  Over 80 representatives from international […]

  • Participation by design in Makueni County, Kenya

    01/07/2020

    By actively reaching out to civil society and citizens Makueni county have set an example of how citizens can successfully shape the tools that engage them. Makueni County, Kenya, has used civic participation to design a procurement portal that services their region’s specific needs. This portal was launched in December 2019. 

  • Building communities around infrastructure monitoring in the Philippines

    01/07/2020

    Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG) is a community monitoring group based in Abra, one of the Philippines’ poorest provinces. Since 1987, CCAGG members have monitored construction projects in the region, built capacity in their local community through education on infrastructure issues, and empowered citizens to know their rights.