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FAQ: Responses to 10 common barriers to procurement reform

From more efficient services, to cutting back on wasteful spending, to ensuring government goods and services are delivered equitably and sustainably, there is so much we can achieve through better, open contracting reform. 

Making that promising vision a reality means overcoming some of the common barriers and sticking points that emerge along the way from constrained human and financial resources, to overcoming bureaucratic inertia and resistance, to navigating politics. 

The OCP team brainstormed a list of the most common questions and concerns raised by procurement stakeholders when beginning an open contracting reform process. 

We’ve come up with a response for each one based on our experience with partners from over 50 countries.