Open, accountable, data-driven approaches to public procurement will improve every element of government spending. It’s time to take public procurement into the 21st Century.
Join our virtual launch for the Open Contracting Legislative Guide. Our new report provides insights and guidance on how countries have cemented open contracting approaches into their legislation modernizing public procurement, supporting reforms that put transparency, efficiency and equity at its core. We’ll discuss best practices and ongoing efforts by governments and civil society to ensure public procurement delivers.
The Open Contracting Partnership has partnered with TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service, to review procurement legislation and regulations from eight public procurement leaders — Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Portugal, South Korea, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States — to distil best practices and guidance. In addition, we reviewed two supranational legal frameworks: the World Trade Organization´s Revised Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), covering 48 WTO members, and the European Union´s Public Procurement Directive, which covers 27 Member States.
Moderation: Elise Perry, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Caroline Nicholas, Head, Technical Assistance Section, UNCITRAL
Alex Shatkovskiy, Ukraine
Paula Díaz, Executive Director, Observatorio Fiscal, Chile
Lamia Moubayed Bissat, President, Institute of Finance Basil Fuleihan-Ministry of Finance, Lebanon
Lindsey Marchessault, Open Contracting Partnership