FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS THE WORLD BANK INSTITUTE AND ITS PARTNERS HAVE ORGANISED A LEARNING SERIES ON EPROCUREMENT, FOCUSED ON STAKEHOLDERS IN GOVERNMENT, THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN A NUMBER OF EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES.
The World Bank Institute in partnership with in colleagues in the East Asia Pacific region, the Transport, Water, Information and Communication Technology Unit and the Procurement Policy and Services Group, is proud to host the most recent learning series on eProcurement.
The approach for this eLearning series incorporates three unique features that are designed to establish multi-stakeholder buy-in across sectors, facilitate south-south knowledge exchange and utilize technology to deliver the training. WBI utilizes the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) to convene each session, allowing target stakeholders to participate in their home countries, which helps mitigate costs.
The diagram below describes the progression of the learning series. The objectives are, first, to help participants understand eProcurement within the context of procurement reform; second, discuss the change management aspects; third, learn about technology and features available; and, finally, to develop a shared vision for the way forward.
The final session is also expected to result in a collaboratively developed action plan that identifies (1) a typology of e-Procurement systems and standards that country stakeholder collectively envision promoting, (2) a strategy for building high-level buy-in to adopt the reforms, and (3) a process for implementing reforms that draws upon the strengths and comparative advantage of all stakeholders. At a minimum, it is expected that each action plan will suggest a process to improve efficiency for the government, promote more competitive markets for the private sector and identify a stronger oversight role for civil society.
Learning Series Schedule
Venues by Country