The movement for Open Government has created the means for revolutionizing the way governments work across the world, generating the space for active citizen participation and driving efficiencies in governments. Open Contracting is a prime example of the transformative nature that opens governments by creating a single and trustworthy source of open, accessible and timely information on public contracts to serve government and business and engage citizens in identifying and fixing problems with public services. Making the contracting process more transparent had been proven to have an impact on improving competitiveness as well as curbing corruption and strengthening trust in the process.
The EBRD teams up with the Open Contracting Partnership, Transparency International Ukraine, and other civil society stakeholders to discuss opportunities to improve public procurement and public services using Open Government tools available to create public procurement open to business and local communities.
The Workshop will deliver on how true, accurate and collected at the source public procurement data also empowers citizens and helps holding governments more accountable while building trust in government, providing a feedback loop on public procurement performance and generating opportunities for new and data-driven digital services. In this context, discussion will focus on how the creation of smart public contract registers, based on a set of the OCDS business intelligence tools can enable data-driven reporting and/or monitoring of public procurement as well as ensure transparency towards citizens and businesses.
Objectives of the Workshop:
e-Procurement at EBRD UNCITRAL Public Procurement Initiative
e-Procurement Expert at EBRD UNCITRAL Public Procurement Initiative
Senior Program Manager at Open Contracting Partnership
Executive Director of Open Contracting Partnership
Board Member, Policy Director of ePaństwo Foundation
Head of International Relations Department/Fundraiser at Transparency International Ukraine
OCP Helpdesk at OCP
Senior Manager ECA at Open Contracting Partnership