Programs & Projects

Improving Public Procurement Practices in Developing Country Health Programs

May 2013 - December 2013


The use of framework contracts and other more mature procurement practices is very limited in Ministries of Health in Sub-Saharan Africa because of a perception that these practices work against the spirit of fair and transparent procurement. WDI captured best practices in more effective public procurement methods from U.S. federal procurement and other public sector procurement systems. The procurement methods investigated included framework contracts, prime vendors models, and other approaches that illustrate how transparency and flexibility in procurement are not always conflicting goals and can be achieved simultaneously.

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