Welcome to the growing community of practitioners on open contracting!
This online platform seeks to provide a space where interested stakeholders from civil society, government, private sector, media, academia and others to share, learn, connect and collaborate around experiences in open contracting.
Open contracting seeks to help ensure broader consensus around the imporatnce of enhanced disclosure and participation in public contracting, at all stages of the contracting process and across all sectors. This community is used to support knowledge exchange between countries, identifying challenges and proposing solutions needed to address those challenges.
Why open contracting matters?
When governments generate and spend resources it is dne through contracts. The contract is a significant point of leverage. They are a the nexus of revenue generation, budget planning, resource management and the delivery of public goods and services. Any deficiency in the procurement process can result in the loss of significant resources to fraud, waste or corruption, and ultimately have an adverse impact on service delivery outcomes. There are rough estimates that there might be $1 trillion in mismanaged funds in the developing world. By intervening in the country stage, you can have potential impacts
Innovative approaches to procurement – such as electronic procurement (or eProcurement) and citizen participation in contract monitoring – can help overcome deficiencies and strength a country’s procurement capacity.
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We welcome your feedback and invite you to share your comments and suggestions about this platform and how me can improve ProAct. It is important for us to hear from our members, so please tell us what you find useful, what can be improved in the platform, and how Proact can be adapted to best serve your needs in support of improved governance outcomes. Send your comments and questions to the community manager.
The Open Contracting Community is supported by the Open Contracting Partnership.