Advocating for open contracting:
How to use the growing open contracting momentum for change
The demand for open contracting increased enormously as governments around the world came under pressure to reform outdated, paper-based procurement systems that failed to perform in the pandemic.
The number one ask for help from our community, especially civil society, is to help you make the case for change to convert post-crisis reform energy for procurement into lasting, sustainable institutional change.
Our advocacy support offer seeks to help you do exactly that in three ways:
You’ve told us that your training needs can vary by context and campaign in question, so we’ve put together a graded model of training support to address the needs of organizations that are new to advocacy and those who are more experienced but need extra inspiration and creativity when trying to get around a particularly difficult challenge.
We’ve created a comprehensive advocacy toolkit that includes step-by-step guidance to walk you through the development of an advocacy strategy and implementation plan, with templates, discussion guides, ready-made briefing and evidence materials, and FAQs to common sticking points.
Apply for a grant
We’re currently piloting rapid response ‘mini grants’ in the range of US $3-10K. Through these grants, we want to support partners to take advantage of immediate advocacy opportunities and make a real impact to shift policy, regulation, and practice with tangible outcomes. We will be able to award 3-5 mini grants in 2022.
Any other questions or needs? Reach out to discuss your ideas.