Open Contracting Data Scoping Studies
The Open Contracting Data Standard was developed by the Web Foundation to better track and understand how trillions of dollars of public money are spent in order to help fight corruption, improve service delivery, and enhance market efficiency. The Standard could enable governments to create a fairer system around government contracts by directly enabling more robust and reliable contracts, as well as an opportunity to increase public trust and transparency. It is set to transform the way governments publish contracting data, and provide everyone outside the government with the opportunity to access details of public contracting processes and monitor spending, ensuring citizens get the best value for money.
To understand how the Standard could be implemented in two of our focus countries, Indonesia and the Philippines, we investigated the readiness and capabilities required for open contracting by key stakeholders, including government, civil society, and the private sector. We also sought to explore the level of interest in open contracting and the Open Contracting Data Standard to inform our goal of implementing the Standard and work around open contracting in the two countries in the near future.
Start: April 2015 End: July 2015
Research Note based on our findings from the OCDS Study we did for Indonesia.