2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Mar 25th | 4:00 pm CET - 05:30 pm CET

REGISTER: Procurement monitoring in a digital world: Best practices

Description

This session needs to be registered for separately from the Forum - scroll down to access the registration form, or copy the link into your browser: https://forms.gle/PWgmsB42UbcrxKPS8 . This session is organised by Transparency International Ukraine, Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum. The language of this session is English. The outbreak of Covid-19 in the world forced governments to rapidly adjust to new conditions and simplify procurement procedures to provide all needed equipment and protective gear to save lives. However, it was crucial to ensure proper and quick spending of the limited budget costs without violations, considering the urgent character and significant amounts of budget funds spent curbing the pandemic. The aim of this panel is to highlight positive experiences of monitoring Covid-19 procurement in different countries, thanks to open and clean procurement processes, and discuss tendencies in Covid-19 procurement around the world. We will discuss the existing corruption risks in Covid-19-related spending as well as proposing ways to mitigate the probability of their occurrence by strengthening the role of civil society in monitoring the Covid-19-related spending. List of our speakers: • Jonathan Cushing, Head of Global Health Programme at Transparency International • Viktor Nestulia, Senior Manager (Eastern Europe and Central Asia) at Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) • Constantin Cearanovski, Member of Board at Initiativa Pozitiva • Veronika Borysenko, Development manager at TI Ukraine