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Public Procurement/A world Database to Promote Reforms and Innovation

Very sensitive and demanding, the public procurement sector always necessitates reforms and innovation to adapt to the economic growth and the constant development of countries.
It’s in this frame that the World Bank launched on March 18, 2020 an online database on laws and systems to guide public procurement globally and countries’ performances. Named “Global-public-procurement-database (GPPD)”, this database is an entirely financed project by the World Bank through the Multi Donor Trust Funds (MDTF) of the global partnership, which is available for public procurement. It aims at proposing global useful indicators to promote the reforms and innovation occurring in public procurements.
GPPD is an information resource that puts at disposal for actors of public procurement, government, university and civil society leaders as well as citizens and private enterprises, data on public procurement in 218 countries.
This portal should help improve transparency, accountability and efficiency regarding the use of public funds and put in place favorable conditions to the reform of public procurement processes in the world and the adoption of best practices.
In the context of African public procurement, this platform should contribute to ameliorate the drafting of public procurement reforms that are essential to accelerate social development and economic growth in African countries.
GPPD guarantees to users the possibility to find all sorts of information related to bids from countries, make comparisons between countries and regions and get access to an information library which gathers detailed evaluation reports, legislations regulating public procurement in each country and access all information released by public procurement institutions.
Important to mention that this portal of the World Bank comes at the right time to back up the efforts of the African Public Procurement Network (APPN) aiming to facilitate the development and the integration of the Africa public procurement sector and improve the effectiveness of public expenses to fight poverty.

                                                                                                                                                    Source : www.banquemondiale.org