Title: Compliance to public procurement reforms in developing countries: the contextual perspective from Uganda

Authors: Benon C. Basheka, Cornelia K. Sabiiti

Addresses: Head Higher Degrees Department, Uganda Management Institute, Plot 44-52, Jinja Road, P.O. Box 20131, Kampala, Uganda. ' Public Procurement and Disposal Authority (PPDA), 1 Pilkington Road, P.O. Box 3925, Kampala, Uganda

Abstract: Public procurement reforms (PPRs) in developing countries have been implemented for the last ten years through a number of legal and institutional changes. To assess the extent to which central and local government procuring and disposing entities (PDEs) in Uganda were compliant to the procurement legal framework, the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) conducted a compliance assessment on 120 entities in 2008. This paper presents results on the performance of central and local government entities on eight compliance areas. We analyse the areas where entities were commended as highly satisfactory and those where they were unsatisfactory.

Keywords: Uganda; procurement reforms; auditing; compliance; efficiency; effectiveness; public procurement; developing countries; central government; local government.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2011.042171

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2011 Vol.4 No.5, pp.535 - 548

Published online: 31 Jan 2015 *

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