A joint webinar hosted by the Open Contracting Partnership and ACCA The COVID-19 pandemic has brought public procurement to the foreground of public scrutiny as governments around the world were forced to procure at speed and often without many of the necessary safeguards. Procuring at speed and under immense pressure can result in large-scale public…
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Reports presented by members of the Lawyers Council from 14 countries who have surveyed the landscape in each of their own countries and provided summaries of exceptional legal measures for crisis response, the conduct of procurement processes under such exceptions, and resultant corruption risks and actions to minimize such risks, including in respect of transparency obligations. This section also includes information as to initiatives developed by civil society organizations and other sectors to monitor government actions related to the pandemic, as well as public information about investigations of corruption into governmental actions related to the pandemic. Finally, the Lawyers Council presents a set of recommendations calling on the legal community to support anti-corruption efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and recommendations for a critical policy focus on transparency and access to information, integrity and transparency in procurement practices, and citizen watchdogs and whistleblowers.
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Blog by HIVOS outlining the importance of transparent procurement in Indonesia’s COVID-19 response.
South Africans have witnessed in recent months of the Covid-19 pandemic how our procurement policies and laws can create opportunity for corrupt people, including government officials, to steal from the state’s purse.
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