Thank you for participating in this event on strengthening public procurement systems in Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Mozambique through the Methodology for Assessment Procurement Systems (MAPSII). MAPS is the universal tool to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a public procurement system and develop recommendations and an action plan for future reforms.
With support from the Global Public Procurement Multi-Donor Trust Fund (GPP – MDTF), Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Mozambique have successfully completed the MAPS exercise. To some degree, the implementation process of a MAPS assessment is similar across countries. It generally comprises gauging the legal and regulatory frameworks for public procurement, the institutional framework, market practices, and the accountability, integrity, and transparency of the public procurement system. The findings, recommendations, and next steps, however, are typically starkly different and highlight broader and more entrenched public financial management issues specific to the country.
We propose to hold series of events presenting MAPS assessments of different countries. This first session took a deep dive into the significant recommendations and the proposed next steps for Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Mozambique. We learned how countries approach the findings from the MAPS exercise, whether they have been able to find any quick wins, and how the exercise results fit into the countries’ more comprehensive economic and good governance strategies.
The GPP MDTF is a World Bank program that aims to support innovative activities for procurement reforms at the global and country level. The GPP MDTF is implemented with contributions from the Agence Française de Développement, European Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. Mozambique MAPS was implemented also with contributions from the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), UK.
The links for final Public Procurement Assessments Reports following MAPS:
- Vinay Sharma, Global Director, Solutions and Innovations in Procurement, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group
+ Opening Remarks:
- Hiba Tahboub, Practice Manager, Africa Region Governance-Procurement, World Bank
- Elmas Arisoy, Practice Manager, South Asia Region, Governance-Procurement, World Bank
- Bangladesh case: Mohammed Shoheler Rahman Chowdhury, Director General of Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU), Bangladesh, and Ishtiak Siddique, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank
- Lebanon study: Lamia Bissat, Head of Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan, Lebanon, and Lina Fares, Senior Procurement Specialist
- For Mozambique: Albertina Fruquia Fumane, National Director for State Assets at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mozambique, and Antonio Chamuco, Senior Procurement Specialist
- Nicolas Penagos, Head of MAPS Secretariat
- Etel Bereslawski, Practice Manager, Middle East and North Africa Region, Governance-Procurement, World Bank