Share your Procurement Innovation

procurement innovation challenge

The World Bank Institute (WBI) in partnership with UN Procurement Capacity Development Centre (UNPCDC), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the financial support of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Public Procurement Research Group of the University of Nottingham, and Making Integrity Work (Tiri) are pleased to announce the opening of the Procurement Innovation Challenge and invites you to share your experience on innovative approaches, processes, initiatives, policies or tools that have led to effective procurement reforms and/or better performing systems.
Submit a case story via the online form at by March 31, 2012

Case stories should focus on what has worked and on the lessons learned from efforts to overcome challenges when addressing procurement reform.

Only experiences which relate to at least one of the four priority thematic areas will be considered:

  • Use of ICT to improve performance of procurement systems
  • Procurement reform in fragile and conflict affected countries and small states
  • Managing procurement systems for enhanced performance
  • Contract monitoring to enhance openness, accountability and effectiveness of public contracts

Awards include:

  • Top Five Finalists Award: five case story authors will be invited to showcase their work at the International Open Contracting Conference organized jointly by the WBI and GIZ that will take place in early June 2012.
  • Two Finalists Award: two case story authors will be selected to receive a free subscription to the Public Procurement Law Review for one year.
  • Innovation Award: to participate in a UNDP Procurement Training of their choice.
  • Early Entry Award: Submit a case story by March 1, 2012 for the chance to win a one year electronic subscription to the Journal of Public Procurement and get your case story published in the journal. Your story may also be selected to be showcased at the Fiduciary Forum in May 2012.

Special attention will be given to those experiences that include cross-cutting elements such as multi-stakeholder approaches and capacity development different entry windows listed above, and improved end service delivery for citizens in sectors such as health, infrastructure, extractive industries, forestry, water and education.
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