Tackling corruption in procurement: how open contracting improved healthcare in Nigeria, Ukraine and Honduras

Lucas Amin
Consultant, Transparency International UK
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Pharmacy Building Room 450
Departmental Seminar
Lucas Amin is an independent consultant who researches open contracting and a range of anticorruption issues for Transparency International. He also works as a private investigator for human rights lawyers in the US and UK, consults for a range of NGOs, and writes occasional pieces in the Guardian. He has a BA from Goldsmiths College, London. In 2017 Lucas authored Transparency International’s first paper on ‘open contracting’ in the healthcare sector. It looks at how public policy, transparency and technology have successfully curbed corruption and governance problems in the public procurement of drugs and medical equipment. His session will address three questions: 1. What is the case for open contracting? • Corruption and waste in healthcare procurement • Definition of open contracting • Four key benefits (with examples) 2. What are the key approaches within open contracting? • E-procurement • The Open Contracting Data Standard • Integrity Pacts 3. Has open contracting worked in the health sector? Successful case studies from Ukraine, Nigeria and Honduras.
Dr. Jillian Kohler (jillian.kohler@utoronto.ca)
Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency