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Mythbusting confidentiality in public contracting

Publisher: The Open Contracting Partnership

2018

Transparency and openness around this spending can help improve the competitiveness, integrity and efficiency of the contracting process. Concern about confidentiality of information in the contracts obscures vital details from the public, challenges better decision-making and monitoring of the procurement process and public spending. The Open Contracting Partnership talked to over 70 experts from more than 20 countries and found surprisingly little evidence that supports keeping contracting information secret. This handy guide and report will help you with arguments and evidence to help reveal all the details on government dealings. And argument against a lazy default where contracting information is routinely classified as confidential.

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