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Why Open Spending?

Stare of the Evidence. Open Contracting


Published date

15 Mar, 2023

According to recent estimates from the Open Contracting Partnership and Spend Network, governments globally spend USD 13 trillion a year on public contracts for goods, services, and works The OECD estimates that on average, public procurement constitutes around 12%–20% of a country’s GDP Yet even though it is one of a government’s activities most vulnerable to waste, fraud, and corruption, less than 3% of procurement spending is published openly. 

This paper reviews the available empirical evidence on the effects of open contracting on a range of outcomes, including cost savings and efficiency, reducing corruption, improving service delivery, and increasing social inclusion. 

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