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International Cooperation and the Reform of Public Procurement Policies


Simon J. Evenett


University of Oxford - Said Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Bernard Hoekman


Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

September 2005

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3720

Abstract:     
The decision not to launch negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on three of the Singapore Issues in the so-called July 2004 package provides an opportunity to revisit the knowledge base on which proposals for further international collective action may be drawn. This paper examines the available evidence on public procurement practices in developing countries that could be relevant to further multilateral rule making on state purchasing. Although there is considerable agreement on ends (efficient, non-corrupt, and transparent public purchasing systems), little information is available on means and, in particular, on the effective and replicable strategies that developing countries can adopt to improve their public procurement systems. A concerted effort to substantially add to the knowledge base on public procurement reforms in developing countries, through targeted research and international exchange of information on implemented procurement policies and outcomes, is critical to identifying areas where further binding multilateral disciplines may be beneficial.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: public procurement, state purchasing, discrimination, WTO, Doha Round

JEL Classification: F13, H57

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Date posted: October 17, 2005  

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Evenett, Simon J. and Hoekman, Bernard, International Cooperation and the Reform of Public Procurement Policies (September 2005). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3720. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=821424

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Simon J. Evenett (Contact Author)
University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )
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Oxford, OX1 1HP
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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Bernard Hoekman
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies ( email )
Fiesole, Tuscany
Italy
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )
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via delle Fontanelle 10
50016 San Domenico di Fiesole, Florence 50014
Italy
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
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