Procurement is particularly vulnerable to corruption through unfair competition and collusion. Couched in technical language and complex regulatory frameworks, public procurement processes appear opaque to civil society organizations (CSOs) who could provide a much-needed check on the power of corrupt companies and authorities. As part of its CSO Procurement Monitoring program, PTF trains CSOs to identify and expose corruption and waste plaguing public procurement; and supports them in constructively engaging with sympathetic authorities to find solutions.
In Ukraine, PTF is training CSOs in Ukraine on how to monitor public procurement under the country’s new e-procurement system – “ProZorro.” The training will provide tools and present best practices for procurement monitoring internationally.
Partners For Transparency Foundation India (PTF India) with the support of Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon organized a three-day residential program, titled,” Making Procurement Transparent and Efficient: Global Best Practices “from 25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018 at MDI Campus in Gurugram (India). Representatives from State owned Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) Mahanadi Coalfields, Indian Atomic Energy, Hindustan Petroleum, BSES attended the program.
Strengthening the Capacity of CSOs to Promote Transparency and Accountability in Public Infrastructure Projects in Malawi
The project focuses on improving the capacity of civil society to monitor procurement in Malawi in a wide range of publicly-financed infrastructure projects (particularly in the sectors of water supply and sanitation; transportation, including roads; and building) and thereby advocate for increased transparency and accountability in their identification, preparation and implementation.