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Value for money meets value for many: open contracting and civic participation (Katherine Wikrent - Open Contracting Partnership)

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This was presented by Katherine Wikrent from the Open Contracting Partnership at the Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC 2018) in Lisbon on 19th April 2018. You can find out more information about the conference here: http://tictec.mysociety.org/2018

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Value for money meets value for many: open contracting and civic participation (Katherine Wikrent - Open Contracting Partnership)

  1. 1. Value for money meets value for many: Open contracting and civic participation Impacts of data literacy and data usage @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  2. 2. + Takeaways 1.Uniting data, civic tech, and public participation helps track spending and demand accountability 2.We see results- quantitative and qualitative- from Colombia, Paraguay, and Ukraine 3.Challenges include identifying use cases, promoting culture shifts, and data quality @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  3. 3. + What we do ● Cross-sectoral collaboration ● CSO and civic tech participation ● Technical support and tool development ● Capacity building & data literacy ● Data use ● Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) ● Impact analyses @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  4. 4. + Colombia: Data literacy transforms school meals Inputs ● Political advocacy ● User needs workshops ● Technical work ● Private sector consultations ● Data use events @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  5. 5. + Colombia: Data literacy transforms school meals Outcomes ● Improved dialogue between government and end user ● Better quality data ● First-time participation of recognized companies ● Business consortium of 347 people to monitor meals @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  6. 6. + Colombia: Data literacy transforms school meals Results ● Exposed price-fixing scheme that increased costs by 45% ● Savings of 10–15% ● $130 million shared by 12 companies is now allocated to 54 (14 are new) ● 700,000 quality meals daily @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  7. 7. + Activity: User Needs Analysis ● Cross-sectoral conversations about goals, struggles, needs, realities ● Match intended impacts to concrete data needs ● Map these needs to data available and identify gaps @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  8. 8. + Paraguay: Civic participation saves money Inputs ● Internal capacity development ● Technical consultations across sectors ● Hackathons @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  9. 9. + Paraguay: Civic participation saves money Outcomes ● Visits to portal up 32% ● Greater citizen participation ● Increase in number of suppliers, with more than 21,000 registered now @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  10. 10. + Paraguay: Civic participation saves money Results ● Increase in savings of procurement costs of 1.4% ● Amendments on contracts dropped from 19% of all contracts to 3% @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  11. 11. + Activity: Analyzing Priority Schools and Spending ● 1/2 schools on the priority list weren’t even on land belonging to the Ministry of Education ● Only 1 school actually most in need ● Before: Required $2,600, 8 months ● After: Required $200, 2 weeks @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  12. 12. + Ukraine: Data use decreases corruption and grows businesses Inputs ● Business intelligence tool for analysing tender data ● Complaints mechanism for bidders ● Information portal with training guides ● Monitoring platform for buyers & suppliers to rate experiences & send complaints @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  13. 13. + Ukraine: Data use decreases corruption and grows businesses Outcomes ● ProZorro went from 680 to 191,000 Google queries ● 15,000 buyers and 47,000 commercial suppliers in system ● Public bodies & SOEs use data to monitor procurement & feedback @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  14. 14. + Ukraine: Data use decreases corruption and grows businesses @opencontracting @K_Wikrent ProZorro ● Suppliers went from 9.4 to 11.4 ● 72% believe Prozorro reduces corruption ● 80.8% said procurement has improved with Prozorro ● 80% bidders are SMEs DoZorro ● Flagged 5,000 tenders in 6 months ● 50% of flagged were resolved ● 200 tenders revised, 22 criminal charges pressed, and 79 sanctions issued Results
  15. 15. + Activity: MEL Framework ● Baseline: 2015; Annual progress reports ● Qualitative and quantitative indicators: ○ Policy changes ○ Data quality ○ Engagement and feedback ○ Results: Business opportunities, Value for money, Integrity @opencontracting @K_Wikrent
  16. 16. + Key Challenges ● Identifying use case past “transparency for transparency” ● Promoting culture of cooperation and monitoring ● Data quality and completeness @opencontracting @K_Wikrent

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