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Government Contract Transparency

From procurement through hiring to leases and licenses, governments worldwide enter into trillions of dollars’ worth of contracts each year. Citizens should know what is in those contracts. Contract transparency improves competition and the quality of procurement, allows oversight by civil society, and ensures firms of a level playing field when they bid. CGD has been at the forefront of developing the evidence base on the impact of contract transparency as well as guidance for practitioners on implementing.