Public procurement website launched

01 Oct 2008

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UNDP’s Procurement Capacity Development Centre (PCDC) has recently launched its public procurement online resource website that aims to contribute to the development, management and improvement of national and sub-national public procurement processes.

New Horizons - The PCDC website will bring together individuals and organizations from developed and developing countries, governments, the private sector, civil society groups and educational institutions and will act as a forum in which all parties can exchange information on procurement capacity development research, analysis, approaches, tools and lessons from experience. This broad network will contribute to efforts of spending resources effectively and achieving targeted development goals.

The website has been categorized as to reflect certain focus areas of which are capacity assessments, anti-corruption, e-Government procurement, education and training, legislative and regulatory frameworks, performance management, procurement practices, public financial management and public private partnerships. Searching according to regions and/or countries is also possible in the website. One can find a broad variety of search materials including methodologies, toolkits, country specific documents, publications, international declarations and agreements and links to other useful resources.

The PCDC is part of UNDP’s Capacity Development Group and was established in partnership with Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) in January 2008. The PCDC aims to support national capacity development through engagement with national partners, UN agencies and other development partners. Moreover it provides field-based advocacy and advisory support services, disseminates knowledge and contributes to the achievement of the goals of the Paris Declaration.

To access PCDC’s public procurement website, please visit www.unpcdc.org