Localism on a continental scale: World Bank review of South Asia Public Procurement

This World Bank report responds to the growing decentralisation throughout South Asia of programme and fiscal responsibility and its devolution to local government and community organisations

This paper provides an overview, with the aim of contributing to a broader perspective on improving governance and service delivery at the local level.

The authors explore the challenges of spending money effectively at the local level, with a special focus on the governance challenges that exist in public procurement, they explore different approaches to addressing those challenges by discussing innovative work that has taken place with the support of the Project in the areas of regulation, contracting, transparency, and accountability and they analyse some broader themes and key questions that remain to be addressed while developing a strategic research and operational agenda around local level procurement.

The full text of the report is here:

http://tinyurl.com/brddf2g

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