Camila Salazar

Lead Data Analyst

Open Contracting Partnership

Camila is the Lead Data Analyst at the Open Contracting Partnership, passionate about analyzing open data to generate social impact and drive change.

She has experience as an analyst and data consultant in Latin America, where she worked on research to quantify the cost of late payments in public procurement. She also trained public servants, journalists, university students and civil society in open government, open data, data analysis and data journalism. She was a Fellow at the School of Data, where she developed learning materials and workshops for the local and international open data community. As a data and investigative reporter in Costa Rica, she used data-driven methods to report on politics and uncover corruption schemes. Her team was a three-time finalist in the Data Journalism Awards, an international award recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism.

She holds a MSc in Applied Social Data Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BA degree in Economics, a BA and a Licentiate degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Costa Rica.

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How to monitor emergency procurement with open data: lessons from 12 countries

Unprecedented times call for quick decisions, and the pandemic has seen governments around the world implementing emergency procurement measures.

Open Contracting Partnership examined data from 12 countries to understand how these powers are being used — and how to make procurement more efficient and fairer for all.