In 2006, the Government of Yemen launched the National Reform Agenda (NRA), a set of ambitious reform measures promoting good governance prioritising in combating corruption. A key component of this is bringing procurement up to international standards. Yemen implemented promising measures to increase transparency throughout the procurement cycle.
The Government of Yemen does not have a clear communication plan to disseminate targeted messages on the procurement reforms. Designing and implementing such a plan would be important on a national level to create awareness and understanding of the reforms. In addition, communicating these messages at the international level would give recognition to Yemen’s achievements in moving towards a modern state.
Based on its findings and analyses, the Joint Learning Study (JLS) identified the following proposals for action to enhance integrity and transparency in public procurement in Yemen:
- Strengthen the capacity of the key national oversight institutions;
- Provide greater transparency and accessibility to decisions about public procurement;
- Build a mutually beneficial partnership between government and the private sector;
- Link procurement planning to the national budget and Public Investment Program processes.
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