The World Bank Institute hosted a Book Sprint that brought together 17 experts from around the world to co-create an open contracting guide for practitioners by practitioners. The process allowed experts and practitioners from countries ranging from Brazil to Afghanistan to come together and produce a guide for all of those seeking to advance open contracting.

Read more...

Government has decided to award the EPC contract of the construction of the 600MW Karuma Hydropower Plant (HPP) and associated transmission Lines (Karuma Interconnection Project) to Sinohydro Corporation. The agreement was signed on Thursday, 20 June 2013 by Energy Minister, Irene Muloni and chairman Sinohydro, Mr Zhand Yunli.

Read more...

Unlike Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda does not have preference schemes for local companies in public tenders.The local industry’s growth has been compromised as foreign companies with bigger capacity often outdo Ugandan companies to do business with the Government.

Read more...

Civil society efforts to promote citizen monitoring are ongoing in such sectors as infrastructure, health and agriculture. Yet, efforts to mainstream procurement transparency and monitoring across laws and institutions are sporadic and often led by individual organizations or networks conducting their work in relative isolation, missing opportunities for impact.

Read more...