Public Procurement Reforms in Africa: Challenges in Institutions and Governance

Hardcover | September 14, 2014

byChristine Leon de Mariz, Claude Menard, Bernard Abeille

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Institutional reforms and their contribution to development and growth have been a source of renewed interest as well as of many challenges over the last two decades. Identifying the forces that push towards reform and the conditions that determine the success or failure of reforms, buildingorganizational arrangements needed to make modifications to the rules of the game sustainable, and understanding the limits to the transfer of reforms and to the help that international organizations and foreign institutions can provide to support change, raise intellectually difficult andpolitically highly sensitive issues. This book attempts to address these issues from an economic perspective. Combining knowledge and field experience, it develops an analysis of institutional changes and organizational transformations based on the experience of the public procurement reforms carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. Thishighlights the economic significance of procurement and the formidable obstacles that institutional changes face. Using an original dataset, it explores the gap between the expectations and what has been achieved. It develops a framework that intends to capture the complex interaction between thedifferent components of reform and aims to provide useful insights for researchers and policy makers.

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Institutional reforms and their contribution to development and growth have been a source of renewed interest as well as of many challenges over the last two decades. Identifying the forces that push towards reform and the conditions that determine the success or failure of reforms, buildingorganizational arrangements needed to make mo...

Christine Leon de Mariz was a Senior Economist at the World Bank and has more than a decade of experience in international development. She managed projects focusing on institution, governance, and public finance in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Christine is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris, holds a PhD in Economics from t...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198714912

ISBN - 13:9780198714910

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IntroductionPart I: Public Procurement Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview1. Definition, Process, and Size of Public Procurement in Sub-Saharan Africa2. Weaknesses and Flaws of Public Procurement Systems3. Drivers of Change in Public Procurement4. Modalities of Institutional and Organizational ChangesPart II: Institutional Changes at Work: Assessing Successes and Failures5. Interpreting Institutional Change in Public Procurement: Our Theoretical Framework6. Assessing Progress in Public Procurement Reforms7. Institutional Changes and Their Limitations in Sub-Saharan African Countries: Some FactsPart III: Organizational Change and Public Procurement Reforms: The Role of Micro-Institutions8. A Theoretical Framework to Interpret Organizational Changes9. Micro-Institutions as a Response to Weak Institutional Endowments: The Procurement Regulatory Authorities10. To Delegate or Not to Delegate: The Advantages and Limits of Micro-institutionsGeneral ConclusionsAnnex