Increased transparency in public contracting can contribute to better development outcomes. Efforts are underway to develop the first version of a global open data standard for publishing information on public contracts.
The challenge will explore data on contracts in various sectors (e.g. aid, infrastructure) and think of ways to use it with a view to identifying the technical requirements that standardized data should meet. This will feed into the standard development process.
Outcomes: prototypes that make use of existing contract data, and a range of technical requirements for standardized data.
Main datasets: Government contract and procurement datasets from Canada and around the world.
Leads: Sarah Bird, Aptivate; Tim Davies, Web Foundation