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At the April 2017 PSF Global Leaders Exchange meeting, Tania Ghossein, Program Coordinator, presented and facilitated the discussion on the World Bank’s Benchmarking Public Procurement (BPP) 2017 report. 

The BPP report presents global data and analysis on legal and regulatory environments that affect the ability of private sector companies to do business with governments across the globe, covering 180 economies. 

Tania’s discussion focused on two main pillars – the procurement process and public procurement complaint review mechanisms – with key data highlights outlined below:

Pillar 1: The procurement process

  • Country specific comparison showing gaps between the highest and lowest scores during bid submission phase
  • Availability of documents online varies across regions and depends on the type of information (seven regions compared)
  • Except in OECD high-income, nearly most economies in all regions require bid security
  • Payments are timely in only one-third of economies (heat map of countries shown)Payment time ranges from 0-30 days all the way up to more than half a year

Pillar 2: The public procurement complaint review mechanism

  • Time for complaint resolutions
  • Remedies available before first and second-tier review bodies

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