Anti-Corruption - Education - Health - Open Contracting and Public Procurement - Public Service Delivery - Americas
Building a Transparent Procurement Ecosystem to Empower Competition and Citizen Monitoring
Paraguay / May 23, 2022
In 2014, a decade-long right to information campaign required the government to increase transparency. Public procurement reformers turned to open contracting data building a fully open and efficient e-procurement ecosystem. The pandemic stress-tested the systems. Within weeks, Paraguay published tenders and contracts and offered guidance to buy fast and transparently. Costs for protective equipment dropped 10x. New data-driven collaborations with civil society will ensure education spending gets to where it’s needed most.
This video is part of a series of impact stories from the Open Contracting Partnership. The evidence from stories of public procurement reforms that empower and benefit citizens around the world is clear: open contracting works! Some of the results – many thanks to the open government community – increased value for money and efficiency, more competition, more integrity and better public services like health and education around the world. Discover highlights from Chile, Colombia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Paraguay!
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Sophie is the Digital Strategist and Content Manager at Open Contracting Partnership (OCP). She works with the Head of Communications to help define and maintain OCP’s brand across digital platforms, as well as reach new audiences using multimedia, marketing, and technology approaches and tools. Sophie supports regional and program teams with developing and executing communications strategies that increase the visibility of our work.