Stop Secret Contracts

OKFN promotes openness and open data. When governments are open, then these governments can be more transparent, accountable. One of the issues that limits citizens ability to have transparent, open and accountable government is secret contracts. A new campaign has just started by OKFN to stop secret contracts. OKFN has announced it with a press release. By definition, public contracts means these should be public by default and classified only when strictly necessary. Citizens should be able to see that public money is properly spent, and not lining pockets of politicians and contractors.  If you are not sure how much it is important to have “open” contracts, please have a look at these figures:

Stop Secret Contracts Promo

Stop Secret Contracts Campaing Promo

If you care about open government please sign the petition. For more information please go to Stop Secret Contracts project website.

Please Tweet with hashtag #SecretContracts.

Organizations who would like to support the campaign should contact: contact[at]stopsecretcontracts.org and/or can reach OKFN Sweden to raise the issue nationally.
On behalf of OKFN Sweden,
Serdar Temiz
OKFN Ambassador

3 thoughts on “Stop Secret Contracts”

    1. Yes, it is a needed initiative and hopefully it will create awareness and change. Feel free to engage in OKFN if you want to support and contribute to make governmental transparency happen quicker!

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