Corruption Category Procurement

Anti-corruption work relating to the purchasing of healthcare resources, such as facilities, medicines and equipment. Corruption in procurement can lead to the purchase of obsolete, dangerous, ineffective, or undelivered products, facilities and services.


chapter Chapters


research Research

November 2019

Open Data to Fight Corruption: Health Sector

Chapter: Slovakia

A case study published by TI Slovakia aims to provide guidance to policy-makers and activists in a diverse range of countries for how specific data sets can used to prevent, detect and investigate corruption. An investigation of procurement data by TI Slovakia reveal that many aspects of open data are not being met or are…

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November 2019

Report On Public Procurement Monitoring At The Ministry Of Health Supply Of Consumables For Haemodialysis

Chapter: Kosovo

The health sector in Kosovo has been subject to rumours for many misuses and monopolies in supplies with medicines and consumables. This was greatly evident in the haemodialysis sector where the supply of consumables was made by the same supplier at an unusually high price and using closed procedures and therefore poor transparency. In April…

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November 2019

Sectoral Risk Assessment in Sri Lanka

Chapter: Sri Lanka

Despite an initial energetic start by the Sri Lankan Government with the creation of a number of bodies dealing with the SDGs, such as the Ministry of Sustainable Development and wildlife and the Sustainable Development Council to name a few, there has been little progress in terms of implementation, or of streamlining action across relevant…

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November 2019

Report Monitoring Progress made by the Honduras Ministry of Health’s 2016 Improvement Plan

Chapter: Honduras

In January 2014, the Honduras government and TI/ASJ signed the “Collaboration and Good Faith Agreement for Promoting Transparency, Combatting Corruption and Strengthening Systems”. Since then, TI/ASJ has conducted independent monitoring and evaluation of the Ministry of Health’s performance in three areas: purchasing and contracts, human resources management, and data collection and evaluation. Based on TI/ASJ’s…

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project Projects

May 2020

Action For Transparency

The project is aimed at empowering citizens to monitor public resources in the health sector and report on any misappropriation through ICT platforms including a mobile application and website.

A base line survey conducted in Nairobi County Embakasi sub-county showed gaps in capacity of health facility management committees on budget management and monitoring while an analysis of the Auditor General reports shows wastage of resources that should be spent to improve public services.

The project works with stakeholders in the health sector including but not limited to HFMCs ,facility in charges, citizens ,CSOs, government agencies and government .

May 2020

Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS)

The Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS) main objective was to increase citizen participation through assisting the citizenry to track pharmaceutical commodities in their local health facilities. It specifically allows citizens, community health workers and hospital management committees to query and monitor stocks. Additionally, it empowers citizens with information and knowledge to hold the governing institutions accountable.

May 2020

Increasing Participation, Accountability, Responsiveness and Transparency (PART): focus on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and other MDG-related interventions in the health sector in Ghana’

To achieve improved transparency and accountability in the flow and utilisation of NHIS financial resources leading to improved health service delivery in selected deprived districts by December 2014. The original project was focused on three regions and was financially supported by STAR-Ghana, a multi-donor agency.

November 2019

Open Contracting for Health (OC4H)

TI-Nepal is implementing the Open Contracting for Health (OC4H) project in Nepal in partnership with the Transparency International Health Initiative (TI-HI), the initiator of the multi-country project.

The project's goal is to improve transparency in the public procurement processes and data dissemination related to the health sector. It aims to achieve this by promoting open contracting standards, electronic public procurement systems and proactive disclosure of data. The project interventions are expected to reduce corruption and promote transparency, integrity and accountability within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Better Institutional Processes

November 2019

Improve Transparency and Accountability in Health Sector under Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change (BIBEC) Project

The overall objective of BIBEC is to concentrate on building and strengthening a series of mutually supportive and reinforcing integrity blocks to effectively reduce corruption. “Blocks” here imply the key institutions, policy/law, education, training, ethics and values, and above all, the people of the country.

Transparency International Bangladesh's work on health issues mainly includes research and advocacy at local and national levels. The main objective of these activities is to bring about positive changes in policies and practices of concerned authorities in regard to ensuring good governance and integrity in health services.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Policy Adoption & Amendment

Better Institutional Processes

November 2019

Curing the Unhealthy Health System in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to reduce corruption in the health sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina through Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) engagement in policy formulation, decision making and supporting public healthcare institutions in providing a more quality and efficient health services to citizens. Main activities will focus on improving transparency, accountability and integrity of 15 healthcare institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina through provision of systemic solutions in key corruption risk areas of public procurement, conflict of interest, human resources management and financial management; patients’ waiting lists and increasing relevance of CSOs and media in the fight against corruption in the health sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Better Institutional Processes

Behaviour Change:

Community Action

November 2019

Curiamo la corruzione (We Treat Corruption)

The aim of the project was to aim to increase awareness of corruption in the healthcare sector, to train the staff of healthcare and hospital companies and to implement and test innovative tools and specific organisational models.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Policy Adoption & Amendment

November 2019

Community and Health Provider-driven Social Accountability Intervention (CaPSAI)

The aim of the CaPSAI project is 2-fold:
- Describe and examine how social accountability processes are implemented and operationalized with a focus on understanding behaviours, decision-making processes, and the barriers and facilitators of change, with a view to generalizability;
- Develop more responsive quantitative measures for social accountability and show the relationship between social accountability and uptake of contraceptives and use and other family planning behaviours.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Better Institutional Processes

Behaviour Change:

Community Action

November 2019

Civic Monitoring of Public Procurement in Ukraine

The project aimed to establish an automated monitoring system to track public procurement, including the spending of funds within the healthcare sector. This information would then be accessible to every patient in order to increase transparency of healthcare procurement, with the long-term aim being the improvement of service delivery quality.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Better Institutional Processes


partner Partners

Global Partners:
FOJO Novartis World Health Organisation (WHO) BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal Department for International Development UK (DIFD) Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Crown Agents
Regional Partners:

Governmental Institution

NGO or Civil Society Organisation

Business

Ministry of Health

Individuals or general public

Centre for Civic Initiatives

CENSIS

Healthcare association or trade body

ISPE

RISSC

University, academia or research institution

Population Council

Kyiv School of Economics

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Open Contracting Partnership

State-owned enterprise (SOE) "ProZorro"