These are some of the views and reports relevant to our readers that caught our attention this week.
Center for Global Development
Publishing Construction Contracts as a Tool for Efficiency and Good Governance
“Construction is a vital part of development, but it often falls prey to poor governance and corruption that misdirect funds, escalate costs, and delay projects. Making the details of construction contracts public is one proven way to help citizens get what they need and what they are paying for.
Publishing government contracts would provide a large stock of public intellectual capital which should reduce the legal costs of contracting and help spread the lessons from failed approaches. The approach is feasible: some jurisdictions have already introduced it.” READ MORE