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Transparency and Government Procurement
Definition
Promotion of transparency in government procurement
Description
Procurement of products and services by government agencies for their own purposes represents an important share of total government expenditure and thus has a significant role in domestic economies. Conducting government procurement in accordance with clear standards would ensure the accountability of the process. Integrity and efficiency in the allocation of country s resources are additional benefits of transparent government procurement procedures.
Reference to WTO mandate
Doha Ministerial Declaration, Par 26
Examples of typical activities
Assistance in: (I) preparation of draft legislation; (II) modernization of government procurement agencies; (III) promoting the use of computer-based tendering procedures.

 

 
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