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Powering up open contracting: open contracting at the OGP Global Summit

It’s time to join up the data on what’s happening when at the OGP Summit!

With 20+ events throughout the week, open contracting is a central theme. And that’s for a good reason: Fair and effective public contracting can provide everyone, everywhere with the public goods, services and works they need.

Making that bold vision a reality is at the core of our new strategy, but we can’t get there without you! Make sure to join us at our Bold is Better Strategy Launch Reception on Thursday, 30 May to learn more about our plans and how you can help lead the way.

To pass the time on your trip to Ottawa, we’d like to share some reading: Gavin envisions how artificial intelligence, big data, and digitization provide a new opportunity to ask the right questions to identify solutions and hold government accountable. On Apolitical, Kathrin and Citymart’s Sascha Haselmayer share 3 lessons from city reforms all over the world and why you don’t need a black belt in procurement to follow best practice. And on the IMF’s Public Financial Management blog, Lindsey explores how open contracting can help get better value for money. We also have some fresh insights from Buenos Aires and Kenya. Finally, for our more technical followers, we’d like to share some details on the latest update of the Open Contracting Data Standard, setting it up for faster improvements.  

Here’s a quick run through of what’s happening next week. Mark your calendar and we look forward to catching up with you!

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During the Global Summit



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