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Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa

Edited by: S. N. Nyeck

ISBN13: 9781137521361
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00



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This book presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the governance of public procurement reform in Africa. Through a bottom-up approach to case studies and comparative analyses, scholars, practitioners, and social activists write about the organizational mechanisms and implementation gaps in public procurement governance in light of the general premises of national reform.

Reforming the ways in which government purchases works, goods, and services from the private sector is one of the most sweeping policy reform undertaken in Africa in the past decade.

Despite the transnational scope of policy change, very little is known about the mechanisms of public procurement governance at the subnational level.

The argument in this volume is that policy reforms that mitigate contractual hazards along the three-dimensional "law-politics-business matrix" are more likely to bring about meaningful institutional transformation and broader social accountability.

Key to substantive transformation of public procurement is the revitalization and professionalization of the public sector to meet the opportunities and challenges of development by contract.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
List of Tables and Figures
Acronyms
Foreword Edmond Keller
Introduction S.N.Nyeck
Part I
Procurement and Governance: Historical Precedents and Theoretical Reflections
Chapter 1: Implicit Dimensions of Public Procurement Contracts: African History and Debates S.N. Nyeck
Chapter 2: Why Do some African Countries Negotiate Unfair Resource Contracts? Chrysantus Ayangafac, Dassa Bulcha and Sehen Bekele
Part II
Public Procurement and Institutional Transformation
Chapter 3: Procurement Policy Subversion in Contracts between South African Retailers and Suppliers Marlese Von Broembsen
Chapter 4: Substantive and Objective Criteria in Preferential Public Procurement: The Case of 2011 Regulations in South AfricaStephen de La Harpe
Chapter 5: Deviations and (In)discretions in the Governance of South African Public Entities EnjoyJustin Laing
Chapter 6: Decentralization and Accountability Challenges to Appointing Independent Bid Committees in the Public SectorFrank S. Jenkins
Chapter 7: Public Procurement in Botswana: A Survey of IssuesEmmanuel Botlhale
Chapter 8: History and Evolution of Public Procurement Reforms in UgandaSimeon Wanyama
Part III
Public Procurement and Social of Accountability
Chapter 9: Social Accountability Mechanisms and Public Procurement Reform in Nigeria Kingsley Tochi Udeh
Chapter 10: The Role of New Technologies of Communication and Social Audits in Procurement MonitoringChibuzo C. Ekwekwuo & S.N. Nyeck
Chapter 11: Governance in the Health Sector Procurement: The Role of Public and Private Practitioners in BotswanaMolefe B. Phirinyane & Keneilwe S. Mooketsane
Chapter 12: Budget Allocation Mechanisms and Public Infrastructure Governance in Nigeria: Lesson from Osun StateOpawole Akintayo, J.G. Onajite, Opawole Oluwatoyin
Chapter 13: The Governance of Concessionary Assets: A Review of the Partnership between Kenya and the Rift Valley Railways ConsortiumHenry Amadi Annexes Works Cited About the Contributors
Index