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OECD Recommendation

Drive performance improvements through evaluation of the effectiveness of the public procurement system from individual procurements to the system as a whole, at all levels of government where feasible and appropriate.


  • Assess periodically and consistently the results of the procurement process (on the basis of consistent, up-to-date and reliable information)
  • Develop indicators to measure performance, effectiveness and savings of the public procurement system  

Challenges to public procurement related to evaluation include:

  • Public procurement data is not always collected in a robust and consistent manner; statistical information is consequently not accurate and reliable and cannot be used for future procurement decisions; and
  • Lack of performance measurement frameworks and indicators which impedes analysis of the effectiveness of the public procurement systems over time; and 
  • Lack of performance assessments which can hinder the use of national public procurement systems by providers of development cooperation in order to implement external funds. 

OECD work on evaluation

Other institutions’ work on evaluation