Strengthening Systems through Effective Procurement

Strengthening Systems
Effective Procurement

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Through this activity Governments will be strengthened in multiple ways:

Economy and effectiveness: an appropriate solution to the organisation's need with regards to quantity, quality and timeliness at the right price. It also means ensuring that the overall cost to the organisation in conducting the procurement process is minimized in the interests of the overall budget of the organisation.   The budget owner benefits from an improved Economy, while effectiveness ensures the interest of the end-user is met.

Broader markets and optimum combination of factors such as appropriate quality and life-cycle costs, which meet end-user needs.

Best value for money which does not necessarily mean the lowest initial price option, but rather, represents the best return on investment.

Access to high quality, efficient procurement of goods and services.

Reduction of stock-outs.

Secure ethical, environmental and social considerations, which are paramount to donors and the UN such as prevention measures for mismanagement, abuse and corruption; mitigation of abuse of natural and monetary resources while upholding environmental and sustainable considerations.

Target Audience

The target audience includes individuals working in

  • Governments (mainly Ministries of Health and Finance)
  • Civil Society (local education institutions)
  • Grassroots Organisations
  • NGOs
  • UNFPA Country Offices


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Latest News

05 December 2014 - Level 2 Ethics in Procurement now available in French and Spanish

We are very pleased to announce that the level 2 module on Ethics in Procurement, originally available in English, has been now translated and fully voiced to French ...Read More

09 October 2014 - Capacity Development in Pakistan

Government procurement officials and UNFPA CO in Pakistan met in Lahore for an intensive 7-day workshop covering 12 modules in Procurement and Supply Chain related subjects. UNFPA facilitators were im...Read More

18 August 2014 - Capacity Development in Myanmar

Under the GPRHCS Capacity Building initiative the team visited Myanmar last month to deliver a workshop to some 24 participants mainly from the Government. We had an exceptional experience with partic...Read More