Event:

Leading by example: implementing Anti-Corruption Summit commitments on transparency in public procurement (WP1502)

Image: Chris Waits

Participants:

The meeting brought together government and civil society representatives from countries that made specific Anti-Corruption Summit commitments to fight corruption through increased transparency, in procurement, open contracting and beneficial ownership. The following countries participated in the meeting: Afghanistan, Argentina, Colombia, France, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

These representatives were joined by global experts, anti-corruption practitioners, business representatives, international civil society and representatives from institutions such as the World Bank and the OECD, which are involved in increasing integrity in public procurement.

Objectives:

The meeting helped government and civil society representatives from the participating countries to develop a better understanding of how to take the necessary next steps towards implementing commitments made at the Anti-Corruption Summit. This will put them into a good position to unlock domestic innovations and report back on progress at upcoming international fora. The other meeting representatives gained a better understanding of how they can best contribute to supporting implementation of beneficial ownership transparency and open contracting within their own spheres of influence.

Specific meeting outcomes include:

  • Connecting practitioners to each other for peer-learning and support, contributing to an emerging peer network;
  • Jointly identifying opportunities, challenges and strategies to implementing these Anti-Corruption Summit commitments;
  • Sharing approaches, tools, and practices in anti-corruption open contracting, and beneficial ownership across countries, sectors, and projects;
  • Exchanging new ideas and concrete plans on how to accelerate and deepen implementation of commitments to beneficial ownership transparency and open contracting.

 

Organisers:

The meeting was organised jointly by the Open Contracting Partnership, The B Team, Transparency International and Wilton Park.

Video

We asked participants “What is the next step for tackling global or national anti-corruption?”

Additional information

Beneficial ownership transparency and open contracting and public procurement (comments from Anti-Corruption Summit)

Beneficial Ownership Transparency (Transparency International)

Background reading


Date:
Wed 14 - Fri 16 September, 2016
Venue:

Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020
For more information see Your stay at Wilton Park

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Event no:
WP1502
Themes:
Global economy
Tags:
anti corruption, transparency
Event hashtags:
#anticorruption

Published outputs

Programme

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Report

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Contacts

Kathryn Hingston: Former Programme Director

Biography and other events

Partners

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