Making Public Procurement 10 Times Better: The Long & Winding Road to Systemic Impact and Great Services to Citizens

13:40 - 15:00
Room 205, Shaw Centre

How can you save millions of dollars? How can you deliver better quality goods, works and services? How can you get more small, women or minority owned companies to do more business? How can you ensure that the right medicines get delivered to the right people for the right price at the right time? How do vital issues like universal healthcare get delivered effectively and efficiently? Open, fair and effective contracting practices can help you achieve these impacts and deliver vital services such as health. In this session, we will share how you can make public contracting 10 times better through open contracting and other innovative procurement solutions. Reformers from government and civil society will explain how they identified problems and built targeted interventions to achieve results. They will talk through what’s needed on the long road to impact and how they navigated politics, overcame blockers and went beyond transparency to get measurable impacts. Given the trillions of dollars involved, if done right, the impact of doing public contracting better can be transformational. With the help of TI’s healthcare program, we will look at how the promise of open contracting can get delivered in practice and make people’s lives better.

Theme: Impact

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), Transparency International Health Initiative (TI-HI)

Languages available: English, French

Event type: Knowledge Cafe

Speakers

Sascha Haselmayer: CEO & Founder, Citymart, USA, Warren Smith: Digital Marketplace Director and Head of the Global Digital Marketplace Programme at Government Digital Service, UK, Rafael Garcia Aceves: Open Contracting Director, Digital Agency for Public Innovation, Mexico City, Mexico, Ugochi Ekwueme: Programme Associate, Reboot, Nigeria, Anastasia Kozlovtseva: Head of International Relations, TI Ukraine, Ukraine, Obita Walter: Director, Kenya Healthcare Federation, Nairobi, Kenya, Sebastiana Etzo: Senior Program Manager, Transparency International, UK

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