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Asian Development Bank

PROCUREMENT PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE:


Regional Capacity Building

Action Plan Meeting


Yogyakarta - 28 July 2010

Ignatius Santoso
Director COS2
Central Operations Services Office
Asian Development Bank
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 ADB Board – approved $1.3 million regional


capacity building technical assistance grant
project in December 2009
 Co-funded by PRC Regional Cooperation
and Poverty Reduction Fund
 Duration is approximately 42 months (from
2010 to June 2013
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 Three key outputs


 Support Country Specific Procurement
Reform Initiatives
 Develop Online Procurement Knowledge
Products
 Platform for Information Exchange on
Good Procurement Practices
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 Country Specific Procurement Reform


Initiatives (1)
 Procurement Partnership Facility (PPF):
start up $500,000
 Country – driven and owned interventions
 Smaller ‘pilots’: potential for scaling up
and broader application
 Consultancy support (national &
international)
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 Country Specific Procurement Reform


Initiatives (2)
 National public procurement agencies
(PPAs) or equivalent – project proponents
 Fund pre-identified and priority areas in
local procurement reform agenda
 Hands-on practical and action-oriented
interventions
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 Country Specific Procurement Reform


Initiatives (3)
 Proposals invited primarily through PPI
website (adbprocurementforum.net)
 Proposal format, submission procedure
and timetable to be posted online
 First batch: invitation target – 4rd Qtr 2010
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 Country Specific Procurement Reform


Initiatives (4): Criteria for PPF Proposals
 Promotes PPA reform strategy
 Government ownership and support
 Consistent with ADB’s country strategy
and procurement risk assessments
 Participation of civil society (eg. NGOs,
CSOs, private sector)
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 Develop Online Procurement Knowledge


Products (1)
 Dynamic website for information exchange
and knowledge repository
 Online platform to promote dialogue and
exchange on procurement reform related
issues and best practice
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 Develop Online Procurement Knowledge


Products (2)
 Targeted research and analytical studies on
particular areas
 Online learning and discussion groups (eg.
‘blogs’ on specific subject areas)
 ‘Feedback loops’ for procurement officials
on issues of procurement reform
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 Platform for Information Exchange on
Good Procurement Practices
 Support informed policy dialogue and
information sharing between procurement
policy makers, officials and practitioners
 Hold two regional conferences during
implementation
 Sponsor up to 8 sub-regional
meetings/workshops (and ‘collaborative
arrangements’ within and between regions)
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Consultation Meeting

 Six Critical Areas of Focus


 Assessing procurement systems and
evaluating performance
 Developing procurement reform
strategies
 Strengthening procurement management
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Asian Development Bank: Outcome of
Consultation Meeting

 Six Critical Areas of Focus


 Improving procurement execution
 Procurement performance monitoring and
oversight
 Building procurement capacity
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 PPF: procurement reform
 Use of management information systems, road
maps and benchmarks
 Developing e-procurement, PPP and other
specialized procurement approaches, manuals,
templates, ‘tool kits’, guidance ‘road maps’
 Strengthening role of CSOs, NGOs and private
sector through improved transparency and
accountability mechanisms
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 PPF: procurement reform


 Promoting informed policy dialogue on
‘market access’ and ‘national preference’
issues, eg. GPA
 Mainstreaming and improving procurement
monitoring and oversight, eg. integration of
independent CSO or NGO monitors
 Improving personnel capacity through
‘professionalization’ of procurement
function
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 Broader Context at ADB


 Country systems initiatives
 Earlier ADB Country Systems RETA (eg.
CPARs & updates, upcoming ‘pilots’)
 Country level assistance (Country
Partnership Strategy – GACAP II
procurement risk assessments)
 Paris Declaration benchmarking: Seoul High
Level Forum (HLF): 2011(the CDDE Initiative)
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 Opportunities for Procurement Reform in


your countries – what you can do:
 Identify possible proposals for PPF (or PPI)
funding
 Identify possible regional (and sub-regional)
working group members to promote PPI
interventions for your areas
 Develop potential ‘action plan’ agenda for
2010-2011 PPI funding
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Thank You
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