To address the root causes for the inequitable access to public procurement opportunities for women, AFIC is implementing a new project aimed at improving the understanding of policies and practices that exclude and include women-led businesses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
AFIC and its partners are conducting a study on how DTSs are procured in Africa, and how they are generally perceived. Public procurement in Africa is characterized by low information disclosure, lack of transparency, inflated pricing, inefficiency and lack of competition in procurement procurement processes.
AFIC is currently implementing this project in 10 districts in Uganda through increased citizens’ demand for access to information & accountability, and enhanced government responsiveness to citizens’ demand for accountability.
AFIC received more support from the William + Flora Hewlett Foundation for three years, to deepen and broaden Open Contracting in Africa while promoting the performance of public contracts in targeted sectors in Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, and Nigeria.