The Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS) provides a common assessment tool which countries and development partners can use to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of public procurement systems. MAPS is organised around 4 pillars:
- Legislative, Regulatory and Policy Framework
- Institutional Framework and Management Capacity
- Procurement Operations and Market Practices
- Accountability, Integrity and Transparency of the Public Procurement System
Each pillar includes indicators, sub-indicators (qualitative and quantitative) and assessment criteria. MAPS can be used by countries particularly to implement Principles aiming at developing their institutional framework.