Open Data to Engage Civil Society


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The case study called, "Public Procurement in the Philippines," tackles technology-enabled transparency policies around the world.

Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit organization, whose work is in DC, has chosen to focus on public procurement transparency policies for its first set of cases. For its Philippine case study, they have conducted interviews with staff at transparency NGOs, journalists who have covered procurement, and member organizations representing business interests.


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