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What we’ve been reading about rules and discretion in public procurement

Submitted by : Serena Cocciolo, Sushmita Samaddar, Stephen Okiya, World Bank

Given the sheer size of public procurement, improving it has an immense potential to generate fiscal savings, improve government-provided services, and promote inclusive and sustainable economic...

The future of public procurement in the era of digitalization

Submitted by : Yolanda Tayler, Nataliya Langburd Wright, World Bank

Many countries have an opportunity to digitally transform public procurement systems to achieve enhanced efficiency, accountability, transparency, and participation of small and medium enterprises...

Bangladesh's success in public procurement: Sustained reform really pays off

Submitted by : Zafrul Islam, World Bank

Procurement makes up a substantial portion of government spending with significant impact on the delivery of public services such as water, health, education, and other...

Case Study of the Management Information System used in National Hydrology Project (NHP) to Manage Procurements

Submitted by : Mr Amit Sethi, Manager, Strategy and Transactions, EY LLP

NHP is a Flag-chip Project of the Ministry of Jal Shakti being financed by the World Bank. Under this Project a total Procurement of Rs 3600 worth of...

Zimbabwe: public procurement reform to catalyze greater transparency and development

Submitted by : Nazaneen Ismail Ali, World Bank

During fiscal deficits and recessions, when the pressure on the economy is profound, governments face budget shortfalls. The negative impact of a recession can also be amplified when a country, like Zimbabwe, faces overvalued exchange rates that mask the extent of underlying price...

Preventing and controlling corruption: A modern approach to procurement

Submitted by : Enzo de Laurentiis, World Bank

Supporting good governance and addressing corruption are integral to the Bank’s development work. Introduced in July 2016, the World Bank’s Procurement Framework plays an important role in this effort by emphasizing value for money (vfm) and fair competition and the highest level of integrity to encourage the participation of the...

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...