The Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS)
— a product of the Open Contracting Partnership
(OCP), developed by the World Wide Web Foundation
through a project supported by the Omidyar Network
and the World Bank
— sets out to transform the way governments publish contracting data and to shine a light on how trillions of dollars of public money are spent. The Standard lays out key documents and data that should be published at each stage of a contracting process, giving governments a common format and set of practical tools that will allow them to publish contracting data consistently and openly.