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  • 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.

  • Combating Corruption Post General Election: Indonesian Civil Society’s Recommendations for the Elected Government

    13/05/2019

    The general election in Indonesia has just ended and people are now waiting for the official results from the General Election Commission (KPU). For the anti-corruption movement, the general election posited an opportunity to elect leaders who can lead future development programs transparently and accountably. However, it has also been identified as the time when potential corruptive behaviors tend to increase. A joint-communique document with recommendations has been released.

  • Hivos at the OGP Summit 2019

    06/05/2019

    Only a few weeks left until the Open Government Partnership Global Summit is taking place on May 29-31 in Ottawa, Canada. Hivos will be around and participating in several of the events. Have a look below to see where you can find us!

  • Empowering the 100

    29/04/2019

    At the foot of the Mayon Volcano in Legazpi, Philippines, we sat down with Frei: data analyst, cyber security professional, and CEO and founder of Layertech, partner organization in the Open Up Contracting program.

  • 8 Country reports published with recommendations for the public procurement system

    16/04/2019

    Recommendations have been published on public procurement and legislation for 8 countries. The recommendations were prepared within the framework of the project - Assessing Public Procurement Legislations and Practice in 8 countries, funded by the Open Up Contracting program and implemented by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). 

  • Open Tender: How Opening Up Contracts Can Prevent Corruption

    15/04/2019

    ICW has been developing an instrument called OpenTender to help people to monitor public procurement in Indonesia. The tool can analyze all e-procurement data in Indonesia and provides a risk score between 1 and 20 for each project. The score is in direct proportion with the risk of fraud and corruption.