Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement

CIPE is partnering with Silaka, a leading Cambodian NGO, to improve transparency and reduce bribery in sub-national public procurement. In multiple provinces across the country, local coalitions of local civil society groups, businesses, and community leaders are trained to serve as monitors over tenders for public works contracts by local governments. Community participation in local public-private dialogue is up, and the average cost of public works contracts in affected localities are 50 percent less today than before this project. Most significantly, in a country with no democratic legacy, this project provides an opening and a mechanism for Cambodian citizens to engage in the oversight of public finances and have a voice in local institutions.