Wednesday 09 December, 2020
The webinar on “Open Data in Action: Beneficial Ownership and Public Procurement”, organized in the framework of
OSCE’s project Promoting Good Governance and Enhancing Anti-corruption Efforts in the OSCE Area through the Use of Open Data and New Digital Technologies.
The event, held on International Anti-Corruption Day, brought together relevant government representatives and civil society organizations from South-East Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as international experts, open data practitioners and OSCE consultants to discuss and share experiences on best practices in open data initiatives and their potential impact on ongoing reforms in the area of public procurement and beneficial ownership across the OSCE region and consisted of 3 blocks:
Part 1: Knowledge is Power: the Significance of Open Beneficial Ownership
Part 2: Building and Maintaining Political Support for the Anti-Corruption Agenda and Open Data Tools.
Part 3: Open Data in Action, Enhancing Efficiency and Social Impact in Public Procurement
The aim of this webinar was to present open data initiatives that have thrived through a variety of ways, from endorsing 2 transformational policy commitments around certain areas such as public procurement and beneficial ownership, to building capacities of government officials, to disclosing and publishing diverse data sets and building on the supply side of the data.
The aim was also to discuss how such experiences can serve as good examples and might have a potential impact across the ongoing reforms in public procurement and beneficial ownership across the OSCE region.