Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016: Assessing Public Procurement Systems in 77 Economies

2016 | The World Bank

Public procurement is a key variable in determining development outcomes and, when carried out in an efficient and transparent manner, it can play a strategic role in delivering more effective public services. It can also act as a powerful tool for development with profoundly positive repercussions for both good governance and more rapid and inclusive growth. This edition of the Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016 report aims to support evidence-based decision making on procurement policies and reforms by providing comparable data on regulatory environments that affect the abilities of private companies to do business with governments in 77 economies. Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016 builds on concepts and internationally accepted principles that are used in the context of the Bank’s new Procurement Policy Framework such as openness, transparency, competition, value for money and accountability. It also measures internationally accepted good practices across various phases of the public procurement life cycle, and the impediments arising thereof. It also focuses on an equally critical aspect of procurement systems for private sector participation: a well-functioning complaint system.

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