The 2016 E-Procurement forum was organized by the World Bank and co-hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It was conceived as a follow-up event to the 2015 E-Procurement forum. The e-Procurement Indicators defined during the 2015 e-Procurement Forum were utilized to measure e-GP performance in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Italy, Kyrgyz Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, and Tajikistan. Furthermore, Moldova used a subset of the indicators to measure its performance on transparency for the whole year of 2015 and the first six months of 2016. Based on the results, significant improvement was observed.

 

The Forum was aimed at providing an opportunity to countries to exchange their latest practices in the field, mainly focused around five key discussion points:

 

  • Follow up on the 2015 e-Procurement Forum in Vienna/Data and Indicators,
  • Institutional Framework for e-Procurement,
  • Using E-Procurement for Central Purchasing:
  • Costs savings and other economic benefits incurred by e-Procurement, and
  • Moving forward with e-Procurement in each participating country.

  

The Forum was equally successful, and was attended by 25 countries and 7 organizations.

 

The forum’s relevant documentation can be found at:

 

http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/10/31/moving-forward-e-procurement