The project Transparent Public Procurement Rating (TPPR) – Assessing Public Procurement Legislation and the Enforcement Process in the Eurasian Region is funded by Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation (OSI) and is being implemented by a Georgia-based civil society organization - Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with partner organizations from various regions.
The project and its website provide a common standard for assessing public procurement legislation in different countries and then use this standard to assess the implementation of the legislation for the purpose of identifying actual problems and laying ground for their reform and development.
The methodology of the assessment provides the possibility to compare target public procurement legislations according to principal values of a well-functioning, transparent and accountable public procurement system.
Originally, focusing on Eastern Partnership countries, currently, TPPR network covers Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Costa-Rica, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Uganda, and Ukraine. IDFI plans to increase the reach and coverage of countries in the future.
The project is being implemented by the following organizations:
Albanian Institute of Science (AIS) - Organization based in Tirana, Albania, which promotes scientific activity and applied research in Albania to solve socio-economic problems, increase transparency, and strengthen civic engagement.
National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) – Organization based in Yerevan, Armenia, focusing on PFM (public procurement), economic and social policy research, and regional development issues. Activities and projects of NCPPR are spread around two main directions – watchdog and think-tank.
Freedom of Information Center of Armenia (FOICA) - Organization based in Yerevan, Armenia, promoting the application of Freedom of Information Law, contributing to the transparency and openness of the Armenian government.
Transparency International (TI) – Organization based in Baku, Azerbaijan, working on raising public awareness, researching and identifying reasons and forms of corruption in Azerbaijan. TI Azerbaijan also renders legal aid to witnesses and victims of corruption and assists the Government in drafting policy and legislative acts.
Belarusian Institute for Public Administration Reform and Transformation BIPART – BIPART is a research project that aims to promote public administration reform in Belarus in accordance with the modern principles and best practices.
Centre for Law and Democracy - The Centre for Law and Democracy works to promote, protect and develop those human rights which serve as the foundation for or underpin democracy, including the rights to freedom of expression, to vote and participate in governance, to access information and to freedom of assembly and association.
Citizen Center Association for Open Society Studies (ACCESA) – Organization based in Costa Rica focused on developing research and innovative tools using information and communication technologies (ICT) to encourage active citizen participation, promote transparency, accountability and access to information.
Oživení – Organization based in Prague, Czech Republic striving to reduce the occurrence of corruption, conflict of interest, clientelism and other forms of abuse of public power for private gain. The organization provides victims of corruption with a comprehensive range of services including legal counselling.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) – Organization based in Tbilisi, Georgia, which promotes human rights and good governance by raising civic awareness through sound informational reports, research and policy recommendations.
K-monitor – Organization based in Budapest, Hungary, striving against corruption and promoting transparency of public spending in the country. K-monitor manages open data websites, conducts research and advocates for reform both on the national and local levels.
Center for Legal & Economic Reform Assistance (CLERA) – Organization based in Kazakhstan, promoting budgetary transparency and accountability through research, monitoring, awareness-raising and data collection.
Forum on Official Development Assistance (FODA) – Organization based in Bishkek striving to improve the quality of life of population of Kyrgyzstan through implementation of activities aimed at improving the efficiency of official development assistance.
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) - is a nonprofit research institute based in Malaysia dedicated to promoting solutions to public policy challenges through economic analysis, educational programs and trainings.
Expert-Grup - Think-tank specialized in economic and public policy research. As an independent organization, Expert-Grup reflects the ideals of young intellectuals from Moldova, who set up the institution with the purpose of contributing to the country's development.
Transparency International (TI) - Organization based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, working on raising public awareness, researching and identifying reasons and forms of corruption in Mongolia. TI Mongolia also renders legal aid to witnesses and victims of corruption and assists the Government in drafting policy and legislative acts.
ePaństwo Foundation – Organization based in Poland, which aims to develop open government and civic engagement. Organization uses the power of Internet and new technologies to open public data and to make it available to citizens
Expert Forum (EFOR) - Bucharest based think tank, set up by four well-known experts in public policy and public governance reform. The main sectors covered by the organization are: administration reform and public sector integrity; decentralization, regional development, public finance; justice and anticorruption reform; social policy and pensions; energy and transport; healthcare.
Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) - is a group of activists and journalists that engages with both citizens and institutions in an effort for higher institutional and public officials’ accountability in Serbia through monitoring and oversight of their work.
Transparency International (TI) - Organization based in Bratislava, Slovakia, working on raising public awareness, researching and identifying reasons and forms of corruption in Slovakia. TI Slovakia also renders legal aid to witnesses and victims of corruption and assists the Government in drafting policy and legislative acts.
Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) - pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.
Transparency International (TI) - Organization based in Kiev, Ukraine, working on raising public awareness, researching and identifying reasons and forms of corruption in Ukraine. TI Ukraine also renders legal aid to witnesses and victims of corruption and assists the Government in drafting policy and legislative acts.