Procurement Innovation Challenge Launched: Share Your ICT-related Story

Do you or does anyone you know work in procurement and use ICT tools for procurement reforms and/or performing systems?



If so, join the Procurement Innovation Challenge. The Challenge has just launched and invites members of the ICT4Gov community to share experiences in innovative approaches, processes, initiatives, policies or tools that have led to effective procurement reforms and/or better performing systems.


Submit a case story in English via the online submission form by March 31, 2012.


Your story should focus on the following priority thematic area:

  • Use of ICT to improve performance of procurement systems


Besides, your story can also relate to at least one of the other three thematic areas:

  • Procurement reform in fragile and conflict affected countries and small states
  • Managing procurement systems for enhanced performance
  • Contract monitoring to enhance openness, accountability and effectiveness of public contracts


Awards include:

  • Top 5 Finalists Award: Invitation for 5 case story authors to showcase their work at the International Open Contracting Conference organized jointly by the World Bank Institute and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit that will take place in early June 2012.
  • Innovation Award: Invitation to participate in a UNDP Procurement Training of their choice.
  • Early Entry Award: Submit a case story by March 1, 2012 for the chance to win a one year electronic subscription to the Journal of Public Procurement and get your case story published in the journal. Your story may also be selected to be showcased at the Fiduciary Forum in May 2012.


The Procurement Innovation Challenge is an initiative of the World Bank Institute (WBI) in partnership with UN Procurement Capacity Development Centre (UNPCDC),  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)Public Procurement Research Group of the University of Nottingham, and Making Integrity Work (Tiri). 

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Comment by Mariana SM on February 3, 2012 at 9:21pm
This is a very interesting challenge! Thanks for sharing, Andy!

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