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How Bangladesh bridged the gap between amateur and professional in government procurement

Submitted by : Zafrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, World Bank

Reform is hard because it depends on people. Building human capacity to sustain reform is often the biggest obstacle to a successful change...

Technology driving transparent and accountable public procurement reform in Bangladesh

Submitted by : Zafrul Islam, Ishtiak Siddique, World Bank

Bangladesh’s paper-based procurement process was holding back the fast implementation of development programs and...

Improving Public Procurement in Zambia and How to Get there with MAPS

Submitted by : Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Kristina Aquino, Sarah Reso, World Bank

Zambia underwent an impressive decade-long economic growth period from 2004 to 2014. Today, it is considered a stable country with successful democratic elections every five...

Five reasons why you should check out this procurement database

Submitted by : Hunt La Cascia & Justin Valentine, World Bank

It was based on this premise that the World Bank developed the Global Public Procurement Database (GPPD). The GPPD is a first of its kind knowledge product that convenes in a single platform data on different countries’ procurement laws, systems, and performances across the world....

Global survey highlights challenges and opportunities for public procurement during the Covid-19 pandemic

Submitted by : Serena Cocciolo, Vincenzo Di Maro, Sushmita Samaddar, World Bank

The study focuses mainly on three areas: (i) national public procurement systems’ ability to respond to critical emergencies as well as recently adopted procedures for Covid-19; (ii) the timeliness of responses; and (iii) the legal and administrative bottlenecks that impede effectiveness and...

Fighting corruption through Open Government Initiatives

Submitted by : Emily Kallaur, Stephen Davenport, World Bank

Some anti-corruption efforts aim directly at the problem itself, while others take a more indirect route, seeking to create an environment in which graft and fraud are less likely to...

What can we learn from trends in corruption and anticorruption?

Submitted by : Jim Anderson, World Bank

There is general agreement that corruption is harmful, undermining investment and exacerbating poverty, but can anything really be done about it? The World Bank report launched last month, Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption, shows through detailed case studies of the application of various tools and...

Upgrading procurement with a digital solution when Pakistan needed it the most

Submitted by : Khalid Bin Anjum, World Bank

The World Bank’s portfolio in Pakistan faced unprecedented challenges at the outbreak of the pandemic. The major challenge was to ensure continuity in project implementation and address any disruptions in the procurement...