For many developing countries government
procurement reform is a key issue, high on the
good governance agenda. In addition, the recent
revision of the WTO’s Agreement on Government
Procurement (GPA) has once again brought questions
around transparency, discrimination, and the goals of
procurement reform to the fore.
To help developing countries advance their
procurement policies, this article considers
transparency and discrimination in the context of
procurement reform. The stages of a procurement
process are used to illustrate how procurement reform
could play out in practice.
Fenster, G. M. (2012). Transparency in government procurement: concerns for developing countries. Supplement to the 2011 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement. Copenhagen, Denmark: United Nations Office for Project Services.