IDA CREDIT: US$23.6 million
TERMS: Grace = 10 years; Maturity = 40 years.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project aims to support procurement reforms by improving procurement quality through better management and monitoring. It aims to strengthen procurement management at sectoral level, create a sustained program of developing skilled procurement professionals, and will introduce electronic government procurement in target agencies and the Central Procurement Technical Unit on a pilot basis. It is also designed to create greater awareness of a well functioning public procurement system by engaging civil society, think tanks, and the private sector.