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New Social Governance Initiative launched in the Caribbean and attracts Top FOI talent

The soft launch of Disclosure Today was an exceptional event which was held at the 4th Caribbean Procurement Conference (CPPC) 2014 on December 1st, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad and Tobago. Over 150 people attended the conference which included Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament and Senior Public Sector Officials from throughout the English Speaking Caribbean. It

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Launch of the Conversations for Change series

In collaboration with CIVICUS (an international alliance dedicated to strengthen citizen action and civil society around the world), Disclosure Today launched the first of a series of Conversations for Change, Reimagining Civic Power and Responsibility on the Global Day of Citizen Action, which is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance

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Why Disclosure Today?

Why Disclosure Today? In resource-rich Trinidad and Tobago the issues of corruption, waste and mismanagement are of primary concern. The government is the single largest procurer of goods, works and services and public procurement is most vulnerable to abuses.   The Brainchild of DT, Margaret Rose, an Attorney-at-Law with over 20 years in practice in Trinidad

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Conversations For Change: Re-Imagining Civic Power and Responsibility

Disclosure Today – Transparency on Demand in association with the CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and the World Movement for Democracy ( presents Conversations For Change – Re-Imagining Civic Power and Responsibility. ‘Conversations For Change’ Series is aimed at inspiring a new generation of civic leadership. The Series highlights business, civic and social change activists

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The Draft OECD Recommendation

The Organisation  for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published on the 18th August 2014 a version of the upcoming draft Recommendation of the Council on Public Procurement aimed at assisting public consultation which is scheduled to take place between the 18th August and 30th September 2014. As stated by the OECD, this document will replace the Recommendation on

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Public Procurement Policy Considerations in the Caribbean: Trade, Governance & Development by Margaret Rose, LLB (Hons), LLM

Dedicated to Professor Norman Girvan (1941 – 2014). This chapter examines public procurement policy within the Caribbean context. We first examine procurement policy in the context of broader, neoliberal market based reforms and its limiting effects on using public procurement as a socio-economic development tool. We then examine the state of various public procurement reforms

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Preliminary Comments on The Public Procurement & Disposal of Property Bill No. 2 of 2014

This commentary on the Trinidad and Tobago Public Procurement & Disposal of Property Bill 2014 should be read in conjunction with the CPI Submissions on the Public Procurement Reform Package in 2010 hereto attached and marked Appendix A. In the previous submissions a comprehensive overview of the nature of the public procurement regulatory landscape in

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One Step Forward…Two Steps Back… Part I

Preliminary Comments on the Trinidad and Tobago PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND DISPOSAL OF PUBLIC PROPERTY BILL, 2014 Despite my better judgment I was hopeful that this reform effort would have thrown up something useful.  Procurement as the new “buzz-word” of sorts has penetrated into the very ethos of our citizenry and most concerned and attentive citizens

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