The Costs of Secrecy: Economic Arguments for Transparency in Public Procurement

by Michael Karanicolas   This report examines data from three selected procurement systems to demonstrate the practical benefits of openness in public contracting, and specifically to demonstrate that the adoption of open contracting leads to more competitive procurement processes, and ultimately…

Open government – Open for business?

by Dieter Zinnbauer Many activities related to opening government have a demonstrated, empirical potential to create business value, foster broader economic opportunities, and promote a business climate for growth and dynamism. What’s more, opening government plays a highly relevant, if not…

Progress In Partnerships: The B Team & OGP Team Up to Fight Corruption

Originally appeared on the B-Team website. Recognising that cross-sector collaboration is key to realising commitments and measuring progress, The B Team and Open Government Partnership today unveiled a new partnership to support private sector efforts for increased transparency in business and governments worldwide. The…

Values have Value

Today the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is collaborating in the signing of an agreement to set a new standard for corporate disclosure jointly drawn up with the Brazilian Government and the Brazilian Development Bank. IIRC Chief Executive Richard Howitt…

IMPROVING EASE OF DOING BUSINESS THROUGH CONNECTIVITY AND OPEN GOVERNANCE IN THE PHILIPPINES

Often, the interaction between citizens and the government on public services is muddled with a wide array of processes, fees, and long lines. In the Philippines, public service delivery has been slow due to the added factor of bureaucratic red…