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Published by: Stanford Business School
Originally published in: 2003
Version: 18 August 2003
Length: 21 pages
Data source: Field research
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Abstract

Luis Moreno Ocampo, a prominent attorney who had fought human rights abuses in Argentina, viewed corruption in public procurement as the next major human rights issue. Struggling citizens were being taxed for services that were not provided because the public procurement processes in Argentina were inefficient or corrupt. He believed that the private sector could produce more lasting improvement than could be obtained by legal prosecutions. He established Transparent Markets to collect and distribute information on public procurements to increase competition, make corruption more difficult to hide, and improve market efficiency. After developing a pilot program in Buenos Aires, the company was considering how it should expand. This case is part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business free case collection (visit www.thecasecentre.org/stanfordfreecases for more information on the collection).
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Luis Moreno Ocampo, a prominent attorney who had fought human rights abuses in Argentina, viewed corruption in public procurement as the next major human rights issue. Struggling citizens were being taxed for services that were not provided because the public procurement processes in Argentina were inefficient or corrupt. He believed that the private sector could produce more lasting improvement than could be obtained by legal prosecutions. He established Transparent Markets to collect and distribute information on public procurements to increase competition, make corruption more difficult to hide, and improve market efficiency. After developing a pilot program in Buenos Aires, the company was considering how it should expand. This case is part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business free case collection (visit www.thecasecentre.org/stanfordfreecases for more information on the collection).

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