Presentation on theme: "Joint WTO/WB Regional Workshop on Procurement Reform and Transparency Session 9: Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building Capacity Building in Government."— Presentation transcript:
Joint WTO/WB Regional Workshop on Procurement Reform and Transparency Session 9: Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building Capacity Building in Government Procurement Mr. Jean-Jacques Raoul World Bank Dar es Salaam January 14-17, 2003
2 Purpose Briefly explain the objectives of Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building Programs, the WB instruments for assisting Capacity Building in Government Procurement, and the key aspects of CB programs in procurement, and the issues to be addressed in designing and implementing CB programs
3 Objectives of Technical Cooperation Assistance in Formulating a diagnosis of current situations and needs for change Developing a strategy for reform and capacity development in procurement Designing a program Implementation While maintaining ownership of program by beneficiary
4 Diagnosis Instrument - 1 Country Procurement Assessment Review (CPAR), instrument of WB and endorsed by MDBs to assess a countrys public procurement system CPARs objectives: identify need for legal and/or institutional reforms, human resource development, and agree with Government on a Plan of Actions for improvements
5 Diagnostic Instrument - 2 MDBs and OECD preparing a set of best practice for National Procurement in Borrowing Countries that will be: broadly consistent with UNCITRAL Model Law, and GPA, and jointly accepted by all MDBs, when funding procurement activities subject to the national rules.
6 Instrument for Implementation Grants (Institutional Development Fund): relatively small, for law drafting, model document preparation, training curriculum development Loans/Credits: component of public sector reform operations, to fund same as grants, plus implementation of capacity building programs (technical assistance, training)
7 Common Features of CB Program A set of components Legal reforms Institutional Changes Preparation of Model Bidding/Contract Documents Training and Dissemination (Following assessment of needs Monitoring and evaluation
8 Implementation of CB Programs in Government Procurement Key ingredients Use of Technical Assistance by experts (legal aspects, model documents, curriculum design, communication strategy) Use of twinning arrangements Development of curricula in local universities Dissemination of Model Documents Build and maintain support for reform Measure progress and report
9 Issues to be addressed in Capacity Building Programs - 1 How to ensure sustainability of CB programs? Need for beneficiary country to have a road map for CB, training. How can the donor community help countries institutionalize CB?
10 Key Issues to be addressed in Capacity Building Programs - 2 Common benchmarks and standards that focus on achieving outcomes/results, not on detailed process/procedure Need for Monitoring and Evaluation - both for country to measure progress, and for the benefit of the donor community.