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Public Procurement Guidelines (Nepal)

This set of concise guidelines is meant to provide an overview of the procurement process and to provide specific insight into commonly applicable articles and rules in order to enable health professionals to ascertain if the process has been followed properly prior to reaching a decision.

Exploring corruption in the South African health sector

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.

Compliance and digitalisation: How technology can foster transparency in African countries

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

The Africa Data Revolution Report 2016

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.

Open it to fix it: How Nigerians are shedding light on public deals with data

A blog by the Open Contracting Partnership describing the implementation of open contracting in Nigeria and the role of social accountability mechanisms.

National pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain institutions: Report

Examples of national pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain institutions were identified through rapid search and input from experts. Institutions identified were largely from Africa. Up-to-date details of the governance of these institutions was not easy to find within the scope of this work. The resources in the annotated bibliography of this report include grey literature and media articles to give some information where strong evidence in this area is lacking. This overview highlights some of the findings on institutions from different countries.