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In 2005 Afghanistan conducted an assessment of the procurement system using an early version of the MAPS tool. The results provided input to the design of a reform program. A new assessment was done in 2009/10 providing a comparative basis to demonstrate progress, but also to provide a baseline for a transformation strategy for the next period.


Source: Strengthening Country Procurement Systems: Results and Opportunities, OECD-DAC, 2011



In the period 1995 to 2006 the Government of Albania implemented numerous legal and institutional procurement reforms as a result of pressure from external partners. Yet during this period there was little improvement in the operation of public procurement in the country. In 2006, however, Albania signed a Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union (EU) which included a commitment to move towards approximation with the EU Procurement Directives as part of the obligations towards acceptance into the EU. The political will unleashed by the goal of EU membership resulted in implementation of a number of initiatives that resulted in considerable measurable improvements in the performance of the procurement system in a short period of time.


Source: Strengthening Country Procurement Systems: Results and Opportunities, OECD-DAC, 2011



Ghana has implemented a tool with 50 indicators some of which are directly linked to MAPS. Data collection is done by specially trained assessors and data has been collected from more than 750 procuring entities. A key issue with the system however is the cost of collecting the data, in particular the need for assessors that need to be trained and paid, and the need for continuous technical refinement of the software tool.


Source: Strengthening Country Procurement Systems: Results and Opportunities, OECD-DAC, 2011


A number of organisations in the health sector in Zimbabwe are involved in implementing grants from the Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF), fulfilling roles at different parts of the supply chain. As part of the process of further developing the capacity of the health sector to deliver, a number of organizations participated in an assessment using a self-assessment tool adapted from the GF requirements including Procurement and Supply Chain Management. The self-assessment included input from managers and staff as well as a review of evidence in existing reports, audits and assessments. The assessment focused on assessing those capacities required to fulfill the organizations' strategic plans and goals. Procurement and supply chain management was assessed in an integrated manner alongside other competence areas such as project management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation etc.



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