Procurement Research Reports & Publications



India COVID-19 Procurement : Challenges, Innovations, and Lessons (English)

This working paper documents the challenges, innovations, and lessons in the procurement of essential medical commodities during the first wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in India. COVID-19 created unprecedented shortages of essential medical supplies and equipment...

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Report: Workshop on Women mean Business

AIMA with World Bank, FICCI Flo, EXIM Bank & TIE Delhi organized workshop on ‘Women mean business-business opportunities for women entrepreneurs’ on February 3rd 2020, at AIMA Lajpat Nagar, Delhi. During the inaugural session, the welcome speech was given by Dr. Gurbandini...

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Handbook of Labour Laws in India – A must for Contractors and Employers

Labour law compliances are contained in a number of laws, many of them with several aspects pertaining both to the roles and duties of state agencies as well as of employers. While clearly laying down the duties of employers, there is also focus on the rights of employees and...

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A CFO's Guide to Procurement and Invoice Management Benchmarking

While procure-to-pay processes have not been a key focus of Finance Leaders, they do render numerous benefits to these leaders ranging from increased cost-saving opportunities, real-time visibility into costs and resources to higher strategic savings due to streamlined...

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Efficient Procurement Through eCatalogs

eCatalog systems have been designed to support the indirect purchasing process by making information required for purchasing the products easily accessible. eCatalogs help buyers to search for products and suppliers, place orders, and track them online through the eProcurement...

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Benchmarking the Cost of Procurement as a Percentage of Spend

Benchmarking procurement cost as a percentage of spend helps companies understand their overall costs to run the procurement organization, including labor, outsourcing, technology and other costs. However, benchmarking is not in itself a solution; rather, it is a systematic...

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A Framework for Disclosure in Public-Private Partnerships

Technical guidance for systematic, proactive pre- and post-procurement disclosure of information in public-private partnership programs. The World Bank Group recommends a systematic structure for proactively disclosing information through this Framework for Disclosure in...

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Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships Procurement 2017

Many economies are yet to adopt broadly recognized good practices to prepare, procure, and manage Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). This report flags potential improvements that can help governments fill the gap to provide better PPP procurement and enable better infrastructure...

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