Coalition for open, fair, and accountable public spending in the EU

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Why Open Spending?

Guide to identify corruption risks in public procurement using data science


Published date

15 Mar, 2023

This document can function as a roadmap for procurement agencies to create mechanisms aimed at analyzing information on public procurement and contracting. With this guide, procurement agencies will possess more tools to detect corruption in this particular area of public services.

The document includes a background or “state of the art” section containing initiatives, projects and research that explore public procurement data, algorithms to detect corruption and some methodologies to estimate public procurement risks. It then discusses strategies to prevent corruption risks in public procurement through institutional readiness, information flows and the identification of corruption risks using red flag data and risk matrixes. Finally, it offers an architecture proposal for the implementation of alert systems.

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