Public Procurement Regulation and Road Quality

32 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2017

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Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Tania M. Ghossein

World Bank

Asif Islam

World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)

Federica Saliola

World Bank

Date Written: November 6, 2017

Abstract

Public procurement regulation is an important instrument for using public resources efficiently and ensuring quality services to citizens. On average, the public procurement sector accounts for 14.5 percent of the gross domestic product globally. Using new data, this study documents public procurement regulation and related processes in 142 economies. Scores for three public procurement areas are constructed and amalgamated into an overall quality of public procurement index. The index is then related to a measure of road quality across countries. The results indicate that improvement in the public procurement system improves road quality, especially in non-Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.

Keywords: Non Governmental Organizations, Youth and Governance, Government Policies, National Governance, Economics and Institutions, Public Sector Management and Reform

Suggested Citation

Djankov, Simeon and Ghossein, Tania M. and Islam, Asif Mohammed and Saliola, Federica, Public Procurement Regulation and Road Quality (November 6, 2017). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8234. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3066477

Simeon Djankov (Contact Author)

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Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

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Tania M. Ghossein

World Bank ( email )

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Asif Mohammed Islam

World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) ( email )

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Federica Saliola

World Bank

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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