Bangladesh realized that its weak public procurement system and processes was a drag on resources for investment and decided on a long-term reform program to address it.

Zafrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman |

School children in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank A healthy mix of innovation, continuous engagement, and effective implementation can bring about sustained transformation in public procurement. A…

Zafrul Islam |

Building seawalls. Photo: Lauren Day/World Bank The first ever meeting of the Heads of Procurement of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) took place on June 20-21 in Barbados with…

Shaun Moss |

One trillion dollars. That’s a big number. It’s hard to ignore. One trillion dollars, according to estimates by Global Financial Integrity, is the amount lost every year by developing countries…

Mario Marcel |