Public Procurement Improvement Project (WB-P159085)

  • Nepal
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 4.80 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 6, 2016

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Project Description
The proposed project is a part of the public procurement improvement initiative planned for an intervention of about five years. Nevertheless, recognizing the availability of funds from the MultiDonor Trust Fund (MDTF), at this stage, only part of the intervention with a duration of about 30 months is being processed. Addressing the priority issues of PPMO and five key sector agencies (KSAs7), the project will concentrate on three major areas: (i) public procurement governance and oversight; (ii) procurement capacity development and institutionalization; and (iii) procurement performance monitoring and open contracting with e-GP platform. In consultation with the PPMO, these KSAs have been chosen on the basis of their large share of annual capital expenditures and the numbers of contract these agencies let out in a year. In due course of time, with the availability of additional fund from the MDTF, the remaining activities under the above three components will be further undertaken for other sector agencies as well.
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  • World Bank (WB)
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