Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector

Public consultation on the revised Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS)


The new MAPS is now available at this website

Public procurement is a crucial component of public services delivery, good governance, and a sustainable economy. Governments around the world spend approximately 12%-20% of a country’s GDP on public procurement. Therefore, strengthening public procurement systems is central to achieving concrete and sustainable results and to build effective institutions.


The Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS) was initially developed in 2003/2004 to provide a common tool to analyse strengths and weaknesses of public procurement systems. Between 2015 and 2018, the MAPS was revised to respond to current public procurement challenges, the evolution of international standards and country demands. A diverse stakeholders’ group convened itself to develop an updated draft of the new MAPS. This group consists of previous and future users of the MAPS as well as public procurement experts.[1]

In the summer of 2016, the stakeholder group invited any interested individual or organisation to submit their comments on the draft of the revised MAPS. These comments were incorporated into a second draft to ensure that the revised MAPS meets the practical needs and aspirations of all users.

In late 2016 and the first half of 2017, the revised tool was further vetted in a testing and piloting phase involving diverse countries spanning across various income categories and development situations to ensure broad participation and contributions from the public and private sector as well as civil society.

The new MAPS is a universal tool to catalyse and accelerate the implementation of modern, efficient, sustainable and more inclusive public procurement systems in all countries. MAPS assessments highlight where reforms are most needed and indicate how reforms can be best implemented.


[1] Representatives from the following countries and organisations participated in the exchanges of the stakeholder group: Afghanistan, African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Global Affairs Canada, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Chile, Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Colombia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), European Commission, Expertise France, Georgia, GIZ - commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Philippines, Senegal, SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank, Zambia, as well as independent public procurement consultants.


المنهجية الخاصة بتقييم نظم المشتريات (MAPS)

Методология оценки закупочных систем

Méthodologie d’évaluation des systèmes de passation des marchés (MAPS)

Metodología para la evaluación de los sistemas de compras públicas (MAPS) 

Metodologija za procenu sistema javnih nabavki (MAPS)



Consultations have been concluded; Read the summary of the comments.