Brown Bag Lunch presentation at the Inter-American Development Bank
This BBL delivered by Mihály Fazekas showcased the power of Big Data for detecting corruption risks, put forward recommendations on IDB data collection, and demonstrated some of the successful examples of anticorruption tools and interventions enabled by our new datasets and corruption risk indicators. The BBL provided an overview of IDB, World Bank and donor agencies’ public procurement datasets and links to other data such as projects data. Recommendations for improving current data collection practices at IDB were put forward from the viewpoint of monitoring and risk management as well as enhancing economic efficiency. Recent evidence on the anticorruption impact of easier market access (e.g. through electronic procurement tools) is discussed in detail. As our DFID funded ACE research project producing these insights has been extended for 2 more years, the BBL also provide opportunities for discussing potential collaboration in the LAC region, in particular highlighting the countries where national public procurement data collected by the project can add value to contracts and projects data held by MDBs.