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The world’s greatest forum for civil society, goverments and the private sector working together to fight corruption.

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Sunday, December 4 • 12:30 - 14:30
From Disclosure to Use to Impact: How Open Contracting Makes Procurement Data Actionable

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Ensuring that public contracting is as effective as possible requires for a wide range of actors to be able to work together to make the best decisions they can make about investments and to monitor the implementation of those investments. This can only happen with public access to contracting information and data. To achieve that, Open Contracting is a worldwide movement focused on promoting disclosure and participation in public contracting in all sectors and all types of contracts.

Given the emerging global standards related to access to information and citizen participation, the proposed workshop will focus on showing the value of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) as a tool that creates new opportunities to monitor and interact with public contracting information. One of the main use cases this workshop will explore in-depth is to identify and combat fraud and corruption. Open contracting data can be used by the government and non-state actors to scrutinize procurement data and documents for ‘red flags’ that might indicate public monies being misused, improving openness and accountability in public procurement processes.

The objective of this workshop is to present case studies and open contracting tools that by government and civil society that show the impact of applying open data and creating feedback mechanisms to improve public contracting. Examples based on the value of openness but with a clear case for making this open data actionable to enhance participation and interaction of stakeholders around the data.

During the first part of the session case studies from Mexico, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Philippines will provide an overview of the range of progress towards establishing Open Contracting as a global norm, of the impact of its implementation and of the importance of implementing innovative practices for the use of information and data in the public procurement process, like the OCDS.

In the second part of the session, participants will discuss in depth tools, processes and data needs according to the different use cases divided in smaller groups. In addition, the session will gather participants’ feedback and ideas on how access to contracting data could translate into real impact and changes on the ground (access to joined-up data with budgets, spending and company data complemented by feedback mechanisms).

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Luis Vélez Pretelt

Governance Analyst, World Bank
Luis Vélez graduated in International Relations from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia and has a Master in International Development from the American University in Washington, DC. Luis currently works as a Consultant for the Open Contracting Team in the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Luis joined the WBG in 2012, where he worked on several initiatives attempting to use ICTs as platforms to facilitate an open and... Read More →

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Evelyn Hernández

Country Manager, CoST Honduras
Evelyn is the CoST Honduras Manager and consultant at the World Bank. She is specialist in governance, transparency, citizen participation and human rights, with extensive experience in project management and knowledge development. She previously worked as advisor for international organizations in different Latin American countries. Evelyn holds a degree in Law, Masters in Political Science and Public Administration and she is Ph.D. candidate... Read More →
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Claire Martin

Knowledge Coordinator, TI-S
I am currently working on TI's Clean Contracting Project being rolled out in 11 countries across the EU. I however also lead on updating the Integrity Pact approach to be relevant in today's world. You can talk to me about all things related to public procurement.
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Gift Omoidedia

Budeshi Project, Public Private Development Centre Nigeria
Gift is a Senior Program Officer with the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC), She is very passionate about using Open Data advocacy to drive improved transparency, accountability and citizen's participation in governance. She is a member of the team who successfully advocated for the Adoption of the Open Contracting Data Standards(OCDS) in Nigeria by using the Budeshi platform to show the utility of the OCDS.

Yura Sumy

eProcurement Team Lead, Transparency & Accountability in Public Administration and Services, Eurasia Foundation/USAID Project

Session Coordinator
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Georg Neumann

Senior Communications Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
Georg Neumann is Senior Communications Manager at the Open Contracting Partnership. Georg learned his transparency ropes at Transparency International, opening the organization’s first social media profiles and blog, relaunching its website, and coordinating the global movement’s internal communication. Georg also initiated Transparency International’s social accountability initiative on technology and anticorruption. Prior to joining the... Read More →

Sunday December 4, 2016 12:30 - 14:30

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