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Fighting Bribery in Public Procurement in Asia and the Pacific

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Asian-Pacific countries have made significant efforts to address weaknesses in their procurement frameworks and practices. To support these efforts and to assist the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative’s 28 member countries in strengthening their public-procurement mechanisms, the Initiative conducted a Regional Seminar on Fighting Bribery in Public Procurement in November 2007.  This volume compiles the experience that experts from Asian and Pacific countries – as well as beyond the region – shared during the seminar. It is addressed to policy makers and experts who wish to learn from other countries’ experiences in strengthening frameworks to protect public procurement from bribery and corruption risks.

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Chapter 3 - The potential of new technologies to prevent bribery in procurement: e-announcements, e-bidding and e-procurement

Electronic media have the potential to contribute to reducing bribery risks in public procurement: they limit face-to-face contacts between suppliers and procurement personnel, allow the efficient distribution of information to a large number of potential suppliers at low cost, increase transparency of forthcoming and current tender opportunities and collect evidence throughout the process that can help trace bribery. As electronic media become widely available in an increasing number of Asian and Pacific countries, their use in public procurement is rising.

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