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The World Bank’s Evolution Playbook Must Include Expanded Partnerships With Civil Society to Combat Waste, Fraud, and Corruption in the Projects and Programs It Finances

By John Clark, Vinay Bhargava, and Pierre Landell-Mills October 2023 The World Bank Group (the Bank) is embarking on an “Evolution“ strategy through which it aims “to become a ‘better and bigger bank’ that is fit-for-purpose to respond to the most pressing needs of people and the planet”, in particular…...

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PTF’s Local CSO Partner IDIS and the Ministry of Finance Signed a Cooperation Agreement to Improve the Transparency and Efficiency of the Public Procurement Process in Moldova

Since September 2020, Partnership for Transparency has been collaborating with the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) Viitorul on the Increasing the Integrity of Public Procurement in Moldova project. On September 26, 2023, IDIS and the Moldovan Ministry of Finance signed a cooperation agreement that will increase collaboration on…...

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Partnership for Transparency Calls for Strengthening Partnerships with Citizens and Civil Society Organizations in the World Bank Group Evolution for Greater Impact

Partnership for Transparency (PTF) prepared a response to the World Bank Group’s request for comments on the Evolution proposals paper. PTF’s comments focus on the roles that citizens and civil society organizations (CSOs) could play in enhancing the development impact and accountability of the proposed expanded levels of financing under…...

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Launch of the Inaugural Coalition of Public Procurement Monitors in the Republic of Moldova

On June 29, 2023, a coalition of several Moldovan civil society organizations, journalists, experts, and independent monitors was launched to strengthen efforts to monitor public procurement. The coalition of public procurement monitors will be active for a minimum of 12 months with the possibility of continuation if the members are…...

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Partnership for Transparency Appoints New Leadership to the Board

At its May 17, 2023 meeting, the PTF Board of Directors appointed a new Board Chair, Vice Chair, and members. The new Board Chair is Nathaniel Heller. Nathaniel has extensive anti-corruption and fundraising experience. He is the Vice President and Managing Director at Geneva Global, a mission-driven company that helps…...

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PTF Meeting with Serbian Business and Civil Society Professionals

On April 28, 2023, Partnership for Transparency (PTF) had the pleasure of welcoming a group of professionals from Serbia who were on a study tour organized by the Belgrade Open School. The group wanted to learn more about the importance of transparency and anti-corruption in development in the business and…...

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PTF Spring 2023 Newsletter

The PTF Spring 2023 Newsletter is now available. Click here to read about PTF’s anti-corruption projects, partners, knowledge products, events, and team. To receive future newsletters, please subscribe here. ...

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Seventh Edition: Monitoring Moldova’s Public Procurement

Monitoring Moldova’s Public Procurement is a series of newsletters designed by the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) Viitorul to share information and increase transparency around public procurement in the Republic of Moldova. The February 2023 issue of Monitoring Moldova’s Public Procurement describes how Prospect Association managed to be the…...

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Malawi is the Third African Country to have an Accredited Infrastructure Monitoring Platform

The Information Platform for Public Infrastructure in Malawi (IPPI) has been officially accredited as an Infrastructure Data Standard publisher by the Open Contracting Partnership by Open Contracting for Infrastructure Data Standards (OC4IDS). As a result, Malawi is now the third African country, following Ghana and Uganda, to have an authorized…...

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