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Call for proposals: civic engagement for open contracting

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Hivos and ARTICLE 19 are currently seeking proposals for its global program on Open Contracting Data that builds the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), media, entrepreneurs or social-start-ups in analyzing public contracting data, for lobby and advocacy purposes.

Are you involved in a project, initiative or organisation aimed at improving the transparency and accountability of public institutions in Indonesia, the Philippines, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi or Guatemala? Do you have experience in the field of open contracting? Could you use advice on concrete ways to positively adjust the trajectory and outcomes of your project? Hivos and ARTICLE 19 are offering a programme that you might be interested in!

What are we looking for?

The program is looking for proposals that:

See all selection criteria.

What do we offer?

In the course of six to nine months, selected partner organizations will receive a package of support, mentorship and training tailored to their capacities and needs to effectively engage with open contracting in their country. The support package aims to enable the partner organisation to design and implement their project proposal and to use open contracting data for lobby and advocacy purposes. See all support areas.

Spring Sprints

The partnership process will kick-off with a one-week ‘Spring Sprint’ for selected partner organisations in each of Hivos’ regional hubs. Dates for respective hubs.

How to apply

Apply here using this downloadable form by 15 February, 2017. Applications may be submitted in English and Spanish. See full details of call for proposals (in English). For questions or more information about the programme, contact Anna Kiebert ( or visit

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