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The Key Resources provides a wealth of information relevant to procurement capacity development. The resources are categorised by focus area and, where applicable, regions and countries. All documents and links are further grouped by document category e.g. methodologies and toolkits, newsletters, etc. Read about document categories here.


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Documents and links by category (total: 299)

Methodologies and Toolkits 129 documents/links
Laws and Regulations 118 documents/links
Procurement Instructions and Manuals 96 documents/links
Assessments and Studies 301 documents/links
Policy and Strategy Documents 196 documents/links
Articles and Literature 299 documents/links
Relevant Websites 289 documents/links
PCDC Newsletters28 documents/links
Public Procurement for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Articles and literature
Uploaded: 2013-10-21   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This publication outlines how the OECD supports governments in reforming their public procurement systems to ensure long-term sustainable and inclusive growth.
Administrative Preparedness: Emergency Procurement Strategies for Health Departments
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Uploaded: 2013-06-05   Download+ Read summary
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed this report to assist health department officials and fiscal agents in assessing their day-to-day procurement capacity and capability and establishing what impact an emergency may have on the procurement processes within their agencies.
Public procurement: small businesses and savings
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Uploaded: 2013-02-11   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This note briefly sets out the European and domestic public procurement rules before summarising Government efforts to use its procurement spend to support small businesses. It also sets out reforms to procurement processes which have aimed to drive down costs by centralising contracts with major government suppliers.
Good Practice in Socially Responsible Procurement
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Uploaded: 2013-02-05   Download (external site)+ Read summary
These cases offer relevant insights into what is required to make concrete steps towards sustainable procurement in practice.
Public Private Partnership Units
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Uploaded: 2013-01-28   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This draft working paper by M. Regan surveys international best practice for PPP units and finds that the effectiveness of PPP programs is improved with a well-designed PPP unit located in Treasury or a major agency of government and which is equipped with a wide charter, highly-skilled procurement specialists with strong transactional experience.
Rebuilding After Disasters: Why sustainable public procurement can be a practical policy
Articles and literature
Uploaded: 2013-01-21   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This paper looks at the role of sustainable public procurement in times of post-disaster and post-conflict rehabilitation.
Buying a Better World: Sustainable Public Procurement
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Uploaded: 2013-01-16   Download (external site)+ Read summary
Under the BEST (Benefiting Economy and Society Through) Procurement programme this report from Forum for the Future looks at sustainable public procurement, why it is important and how to integrate sustainability in public procurement.
Unlocking business dynamism to promote green (sustainable and inclusive) growth: learning from innovation in emerging economies
Articles and literature
Uploaded: 2013-01-11   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This working paper from ODI looks at green growth cases in India and China, including the role of green public procurement.
PPRA Annual Performance Evaluation Report for 2010/11
Articles and literature
Uploaded: 2013-01-09   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This is the 2010/11 Annual Performance Evaluation Report from the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) in Tanzania.
Improving Transparency and Accountability in Public Procurement in Cross River State, Nigeria
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Uploaded: 2012-12-17   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This case study looks at the efforts to document the procurement process, build inclusive capacity across all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and help the administration improve its procurement processes.
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