Presentation on theme: "1 MAINSTREAMING PROCUREMENT Bill Nicol, OECD/DCD Policy Coherence Division Development Co-operation Directorate OECD."— Presentation transcript:
1 MAINSTREAMING PROCUREMENT Bill Nicol, OECD/DCD Policy Coherence Division Development Co-operation Directorate OECD
2 Structure of presentation Mainstreaming: Why is it important? What does it mean? How do we do it -- strategies and tools?
3 Why is mainstreaming important? 1. Public procurement is big business: About 15% of GDP -- $800 billion for dev. countries Potential savings are enormous: $100 billion This saving is equivalent to: –Double the present ODA budget –At the country level, one-third of the health budget The difference between doing public procurement well and badly is enormous Refine the analysis and use it strategically
4 Why is mainstreaming important? (contd) 2. The public procurement system is a statement on how you do business:
5 What do we mean by "mainstreaming"? Raise the profile/get it out of the "ghetto" Show it is important for the broader development strategy "Cradle to grave"/pipeline to completion Bring procurement into the centre/onto the Board Bringing in lessons from other areas
6 Mainstreaming -- strategies and tools Champions and change agents Advocacy Focal points/empowerment Incentives Dialogue/consultation National vision What you want? Why you want it? How to do it? Strategy
7 Mainstreaming -- strategies and tools (contd) Components of a procurement strategy : Diagnostics -- identify major risk areas and priorities Deal with obstacles Support -- capacity (staff, institutions), tools (guidelines, procedures), resources Monitor progress and feedback
8 Issues for discussion How much attention do we need to give to mainstreaming? Should we develop and exploit the "benefits » analysis? Which strategies and instruments are most appropriate in your country? How can donors best help? Procurement reform pays for itself!