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Presenting Recommendations and Action Plans of MAPS-II Assessment

April 21, 2021



Thank you for your interest in this event, where we discussed the experience of Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Mozambique on strengthening public procurement systems through the Methodology for Assessment Procurement Systems (MAPSII). MAPS is the universal tool to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a public procurement system and develop recommendations and an action plan for future reforms.

The event was live-streamed in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Portuguese. The video recordings are available on their respective pages. 

  • With support from the Global Public Procurement Multi-Donor Trust Fund (GPP – MDTF), Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Mozambique have successfully completed the MAPS exercise. To some degree, the implementation process of a MAPS assessment is similar across countries. It generally comprises assessing the legal and regulatory frameworks for public procurement, the institutional framework, market practices, and the accountability, integrity, and transparency of the public procurement system. The findings, recommendations, and next steps, however, are typically starkly different and highlight broader and more entrenched public financial management issues specific to the country.

    In this session, we took a deep dive into the significant recommendations and proposed the next steps for Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Mozambique. We learned how the countries are approaching the findings from the MAPS exercise, whether they have been able to find any quick wins, and how the results of the exercise fit into the countries’ larger economic and good governance strategies.

    The GPP MDTF is a World Bank program that aims to support innovative activities for procurement reforms at the global and country level. The GPP MDTF is implemented with contributions from the Agence Française de Développement, European Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

    The links for final Public Procurement Assessments Reports following MAPS:
    Lebanon | Bangladesh | Mozambique

    Chair: Vinay Sharma (Global Director, Governance-Procurement, World Bank)

    Opening Remarks: Hiba Tahboub (Practice Manager, Governance-Procurement, World Bank) and Elmas Arisoy (Practice Manager, SAR, Governance-Procurement, World Bank)

    Discussants: Nicolas Penagos (Head of MAPS Secretariat) and Etel Bereslawski (Practice Manager, MENA, Governance-Procurement, World Bank)

    Moderator: Guoping Yu (Sr. Procurement Specialist, World Bank)




    World Bank


    Lamia Bissat,

    Head of Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan

    Lina Fares,

    Sr Procurement Specialist


    Mohammed Shoheler Rahman Chowdhury,

    Director General of Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU), Bangladesh

    Ishtiak Siddique,

    Sr Procurement Specialist


    Albertina Fruquia Fumane,

    National Director for State Assets at the Ministry of Economy and Finance

    Antonio Chamuco,

    Sr Procurement Specialist

  • 7:30 Manjola Malo – Welcome by COP

    7:35 Vinay Sharma – Opening remarks

    7:40 Hiba Tahboub and Elmas Arisoy – Opening remarks

    7:45 Guoping Yu – Moderator

    7:50 Lebanon: Lamia Moubayed Bissat and Lina Fares

    8:10 Mozambique: Albertina Fruquia Fumane and Antonio Chamuco

    8:30 Bangladesh: Mohammed Shoheler Rahman Chowdhury and Ishtiak Siddique

    8:50 Discussant: Nicolas Penagos (MAPS) and Etel Bereslawski

    9:00 Q&A session managed by the communications team and moderator  

    9:25 Vinay Sharma - Closing remarks

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    Lamia Moubayed Bissat – Lebanon

    Head of the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan

    Lamia Moubayed Bissat currently presides at the “Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan” at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance. Ms. Bissat also advises on Agenda 2030 progress at global level as a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA is a subsidiary body of the UN ECOSOC) upon appointment by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Her 20 years multidisciplinary experience in Lebanon and the MENA region is focused on sustainable development and quality of government with particular emphasis on public sector reform, budget transparency and public procurement. Ms. Moubayed teaches public governance (since 2015) at the Institute of political studies at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut and Governance and Gender at the American University of Beirut. She holds an M.Sc. degree from the American University of Beirut and Professional Certificates in Strategic Policy Planning and in Strategic Management and Leadership from the UK. She previously worked in private consulting and with UN agencies namely UNDP, ESCWA, UNRCO.


    Albertina Fruquia Fumane – Mozambique

    National Director for State Assets at the Ministry of Economy and Finance

    Mrs. Fumane has more than 26 years of experience in the Public Sector, with extensive experience in financial administration reforms, public procurement and asset management reforms, and in the preparation of legal instruments. Since 2006, Mrs. Fumane is the Director of the Mozambique procurement oversight body, UFSA, and she is involved in the dissemination, training, supervision and monitoring of the public procurement and management of State assets for state bodies and institutions, including municipalities and State-owned companies. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mozambique State Shares Management Agency, President of the Supervisory Board of the Mozambique Stock Exchange and of the Maputo Municipal Road Transportation Company.


    Mohammed Shoheler Rahman Chowdhury – Bangladesh

    Director General of the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU), Bangladesh

    Mr. Chowdhury is an Additional Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh and since March 2020is Director General of the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU). He has extensive experience in managing the entire cycles of project, procurement, and contract management. Since 2007, he has been deeply involved with the procurement reform process of Bangladesh as a national trainer on public procurement. He is also a part-time faculty for Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) courses and Masters in Procurement and Supply Management (MPSM) courses organized by the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). Prior to joining CPTU, Mr. Chowdhury worked as General Manager (Planning & Development) of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) where he extensively worked on multiple Public Private Partnership (PPP) contracts. Mr. Chowdhury completed Master of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Dhaka and Master of International Development Studies from GRIPS, Japan. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS), UK. He is also a CP3P certified PPP practitioner.


    Nicolás Penagos

    Head of the MAPS Secretariat

    Mr. Nicolás Penagos is the Head of the MAPS Secretariat housed at the OECD, where he is responsible for maintaining the methodology and carrying out the final quality assurance process of MAPS assessments. Before joining the MAPS Secretariat, he was the Head of Latin America at the Open Contracting Partnership, where he helped governments in the region to disclose their contracting information as open data to inform decision-making. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director at Colombia’s National Procurement Agency, where he led the design of framework agreements and negotiated the procurement chapters of several trade agreements. Nicolás holds a double major in industrial engineering and mathematics; and a masters in sustainable development from the University of Paris - Dauphine.