Public Procurement Fundamentals: Lessons from and for the Field

Naushad Khan
Former lead procurement specialist, the World Bank, USA

Product Details
05 Feb 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
152 pages - 129 x 198mm
Emerald Points
During the last two decades, public procurement evolved in most of the world but is often carried out by government officials with little or no experience with procurement policies and procedures. As a result, substantial amounts of public funds are lost due to wrong selection of suppliers and contractors. While a large amount of literature exists on public procurement, it deals with different aspects such as commercial, environmental, legal, and technical aspects. In this new work, Khan provides an introduction to procurement and efficiency, bringing together these difficult and complex aspects of public procurement in a clear and succinct manner. 

From his experience with the World Bank throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans, Caucuses, and Central and South Asia, Khan has created a step-by-step manual for government officials, researchers, and students.
1. What is Public Procurement - Introduction 
2. Who Does It and For Whom - Organization and Capacity 
3. How It Is Done - Procurement Cycle and Procedures 
4. Contract Management 
5. How It Is controlled - Risks to Procurement and Their Mitigation 
6. New Tools of Public Procurement 
Appendix A, Simple Step-by-Step Generic Procurement Manual 
Appendix B, Additional Readings
Naushad Khan was the lead Procurement Specialist at the World Bank until his retirement in 2011, where he is now Procurement Consultant. He is the Founder of the Central Asia Regional Public Procurement Forum and South Asia Conference, and a leading procurement specialist.

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