Fulfilling the promise of e-procurement reforms in Africa
Public procurement — especially manual, paper-based public procurement — has a reputation for inefficiency, corruption, and waste. It is where money, power, and discretion come together in government, making it government’s number one corruption risk. Digitizing the entire procurement process through an electronic government procurement (e-GP) system holds the promise of transforming procurement to be more efficient, effective, and accountable.
Yet, over the last few years across Africa, many governments have struggled to procure, build, and institutionalize e-GP systems despite millions of dollars in headline Public Financial Management reforms from donors, including the World Bank.
What can e-GP implementation teams and their development partners do to fulfill the promise of e-procurement reforms in Africa? We spoke with those at the forefront of these reforms and collated eight key lessons, recommendations, and tools from five countries – Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.
Join us as we launch this report to learn about the findings and rub minds with the movers and shakers of public procurement in Africa.
- Edwin Muhumuza – OCP Head of Africa
- Uwingeneye Joyeuse, Head of Rwanda Public Procurement Authority
- Florence Nakyeyune, Manager at e-GP Uganda
- Henry Idogun, Managing Director/CEO of Edo State PPA
- Richard Migambi, e-GP Consultant and Researcher
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 3 PM East African Time
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa