By: Open Government Partnership, Open Contracting Partnership
State of the Evidence: Open Contracting
By Open Government Partnership, Open Contracting Partnership
This paper is part of the background research for the Skeptic’s Guide to Open Government (2022 Edition).
This paper reviews the available empirical evidence on the effects of open contracting on a range of outcomes, including cost savings and efficiency, reducing corruption, improving service delivery, and increasing social inclusion.
It was developed by Andy McDevitt with guidance from the Open Contracting Partnership.