Global Study on public procurement professionalization: The World Bank

The World Bank has initiated a global study on public procurement professionalization as part of the preparation of the procurement flagship report. The goal of this study is to present existing and novel insights on professionalization programs in public procurement and, ultimately, support the ongoing efforts for professionalization reforms across countries.

As part of the study, this survey intends to collect the views of procurement officers around the world on the perceived benefits and constraints of existing professionalization and certification programs in public procurement. The survey will be anonymous, and responses will be for internal use.

The survey should may be completed by staff in national procuring entities – procurement officers, supervisors, managers – as well as procurement specialists in international organizations. It is available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Romanian, and Russian, and can be accessed through the following link:

For any inquiries, please feel free to get in touch with Majed M. El-Bayya (, Task Team Leader, Serena Sara Daniela Cocciolo (, and Stephen Shisoka Okiya (