Welcome moves to transparency in public grants and contracts

Sector umbrella NCVO has welcomed new government commitments to use open contracting and to improve the data it publishes on grant making. The 2016-18 Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) was launched during the recent Anti-Corruption Summit.

NCVO’s article says:

We believe that this exciting transparency development could improve public services in a number of ways.  It will increase government accountability for its spending decisions by making it easier for citizens, voluntary sector organisations and parliament to monitor where funding goes. It will also help government understand which organisations its funding is reaching, and enable it to play a greater role in market stewardship.

Read more about the Open Contracting Data Standard and the Grants Register in ‘Open contracting and grant transparency‘.