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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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Chapter 8 from Public Financial Management in Latin America : The Key to Efficiency and Transparency by the Inter-American Development Bank.
In recent years, the countries of Latin America have embraced reforms in public financial management and have made many important advances-however, many challenges remain. This book brings together IMF and IDB staff and representatives from 16 governments in the region to document these reforms, and to examine the experiences and lessons learned. It is a valuable resource for those looking at issues in public financial management.
This article discusses corruption in the South African health sector. The researchers used a combination of research methods and triangulated data from three sources: Auditor-General of South Africa reports for each province covering a 9-year period; 13 semi-structured interviews with health sector key informants and a content analysis of print media reports covering a 3-year period.
How can governments and the private sector apply digital technologies to enhance transparency and integrity? This report looks at examples of digital solutions that contribute to better governance in African countries.
Two fields of applications are the focus of this report: public procurement, company registries and payments. In these areas, technological innovation can be applied to empower citizens, build trust in the integrity of processes, cut red tape and reduce corruption risks.
The report examines two country case studies in more detail: first, it looks at Kenya, which introduced electronic procurement in 2014 and is seen as a global innovation leader in mobile payments. Second, the report covers Ghana, where the Alliance for Integrity has promoted a business-driven, multi-stakeholder approach seeking to improve transparency and integrity in the economic system, and where the government has committed to open up public contracting.
The findings of this report are based on desk research and 18 interviews conducted with representatives of the private sector, government bodies, donors, think tanks and civil society activists in Nairobi and Accra in November 2017
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This report examines the current state of the data ecosystem in Africa, its desired end state, and the gaps in between. It also provides recommendations on how to bridge these gaps. It maps the current data ecosystem in Africa in terms of purpose, actors, principles and protocols; legal, legislative and policy frameworks; technological infrastructure, tools and platforms; and the dynamic interactions between purposes, actors, frameworks, technologies and systems.
The purpose of this report by Development Gateway is to support scoping studies on open contracting in West Africa and to identify potential British interests and priorities in the region. The goal for this project was to gauge the state of openness of public procurement processes in five West African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Liberia and Guinea) and to identify opportunities for procurement reform and the adoption of Open Contracting Principles.
This paper looks specifically at international (and especially British) company interests in these five markets. They analysed third party surveys and indices of the corruption environment, especially around public procurement, and have conducted our own interviews of 17 companies with a long-term commitment to, and knowledge of, these markets.
The Spring 2020 Fiscal Monitor called on governments “to do what it takes” in launching emergency
measures to address the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people and firms, “but to keep the
receipts.” Commensurate with the magnitude of the economic and health crisis, massive fiscal support
packages 2 have been adopted by governments, including a variety of revenue and expenditure measures
(e.g., additional expenditure on healthcare, cash transfers to households and businesses, loan guarantees,
and equity injections). This note argues that ensuring fiscal transparency, public accountability, and
institutional legitimacy are the main pillars of “keeping the receipts.” It provides guidance and best public
financial management (PFM) practices, drawing on cross-country examples.
TI-HI’s report “Making the Case for Open Contracting in Healthcare Procurement” examines the utility of open contracting in healthcare procurement. The process relies on governments to disclose procurement information to businesses and civil society improves stakeholders’ understanding of procurement processes increasing the integrity, fairness and efficiency of public contracting.
In several countries, including Honduras, Ukraine and Nigeria, corruption was significantly reduced throughout the healthcare procurement process following the implementation of open contracting, according to the report.
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