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Open Contracting Lessons from Colombia and Liberia


October 17, 2013

Doug Hadden, VP Products

Procurement and contract transparency can improve “Value for Money.” But, it’s not always such a simple thing to do – as we heard earlier today from Colombia and Liberia (see below). Legal reform is required. Integration among information systems. Enabling (and training) legislators, vendors and civil society. And, overcoming the digital divide. Traditional media is often required as a substitute for “electronic Government Procurement” (eGP) systems.

Transparency presents culture challenges for public servants. Performance in contracts is often difficult to measure.

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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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