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PRESS RELEASE March 18, 2020

World Bank Launches First Global Public Procurement Database to Promote Procurement Reform and Innovation

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2020—The World Bank launched today an online database that convenes unique data on different countries’ procurement laws, systems, and performances across the world. The Global Public Procurement Database (GPPD) is a-first-of-its-kind knowledge product that makes public procurement information from 218 countries and territories available to practitioners, government officials, academics, civil society organizations, private sector companies, and citizens.

The GPPD is a one-stop-shop that aims to help improve transparency, accountability, and efficiency and to enable an environment conducive to global public procurement reform and the adoption of best practices.

Having public procurement data from all over the world just one click away is a powerful source of information to enhance transparency and accountability in using public resources. The Global Public Procurement Database is a unique tool that can inform the design of better public procurement reforms needed to accelerate a country’s social development and economic growth,” said Vinay Sharma, Global Director, Governance Procurement, World Bank.

GPPD users will have the ability to search for country procurement information with an easy-to-use World Map Graphical User Interface and Advanced Search. Users can compare performance information across multiple countries and regions. All the data in the GPPD is publicly accessible, searchable, and downloadable. Users can also find a document library, which contains more detailed assessment reports, country procurement laws, and other information provided by the Public Procurement Agencies or authorized government representatives for each of the countries.

The team conducted an exhaustive research to collect data from the 218 countries and territories drawing on information from existing World Bank resources and public procurement agencies to capture their GPPD indicators.

“The launch of the database is one key step in an important effort to improve efficiency of public expenditures which will contribute to reducing poverty,” explained Hunt La Cascia, Senior Procurement Specialist and Task Team Leader. “We will continue to work closely with the public procurement community to get access to current and relevant information. With this database, our aim is to provide a global set of indicators, which could help build cases for public procurement reforms in different countries all over the world”.

The project is commissioned and funded by the World Bank through the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Global Procurement Partnership.


PRESS RELEASE NO: 2020/136/GOV

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