The Public Procurement Program (PPP) of the Department for Effective Public Management has a key objective of strengthening the institutional capacities of public procurement agencies in OAS member states. The PPP aims to promote the development of good procurement practices that lead to greater public value and improved access to citizen rights through the provision of goods, services, and works by the government. At our core, we are committed to promoting transparent, efficient, and effective public procurement processes, which will in turn lead to a more accountable and equitable government.
Since 2004, the OAS has been serving as the Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (RICG); a Hemisphere-wide cooperation mechanism that promotes the mobilization of resources of all kinds aimed at enhancing transparency, integrity, efficiency, sustainability, and innovation in the public procurement processes.
To achieve its objectives, the INGP acts as a strategic vehicle for the development and implementation of actions, technical instruments, and tools, through institutional partnerships with various actors, including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Ibero-American Network on Public Procurement (REDICOP) of the academic sector, among others. The contributions made by the INGP have generated significant results and impact in member countries, positioning it as a regional ecosystem that drives human and sustainable development.
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