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Vortrag ippc

  1. 1. Essential Aspects of Public Procurement Reform Processes – Lessons Learned from Namibia Anne Schmidt, PhD Student, University of Bremen
  2. 2. Structure 1. Situation in Namibia 2. Shortcomings in the Namibian PP System 3. Reform Process: Major hindrances 4. Lessons Learned
  3. 3. Situation in Namibia PP system has been identified as deficient Need for Reform has been acknowledged HOWEVER, reform process has not yet led to a result
  4. 4. Shortcomings in the Namibian PP System • Organizational Structure/Allocation of Responsibilities • Scope of the Law • Lack of Transparency • Corruption • Lack of Contract Management • Review Mechanism • Law is not correctly implemented
  5. 5. Reform Process - Major Hindrances • Carried out by the Tender Board which also carries out daily public procurement procedures • Responsibilities are not clearly assigned • No proper reform strategy • Lack of expertise and experience (technical knowledge and capacity) • Stakeholders have not been adequately involved • Non-transparency of reform process • Lack of political will/interest in preserving the status quo
  6. 6. • qualified personnel and good working conditions • Clear allocation of powers and responsibilities / separation of powers with adequate checks and balances • Decentralization with effective overview institution • Contract management • Scope of the law should be as wide as possible • limit room for non-transparent and corruptive practices and any other kind of misuse Lessons Learned (I)
  7. 7. • The „HOW“ of a reform process is important • Ownership needs to be created • assign responsibilities to qualified people • Involvement of foreign actors should be transparent • adequate resources and capacity are needed • assessment of the old system, identification of strenghts and weaknesses thereof and comprehensive research on PP are essential • Transparency of the reform process and inclusion of stakeholders are key factors Lessons Learned (II)
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention!

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