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WEBINAR: MAPS - The first step to improving public procurement systems

Lessons from Norway and Peru

DATE: 15th April 2021

TIME: 16:00 - 17:15 CET

Public procurement goes beyond purchasing items. It is the way governments can materialise their policies and objectives. With the more pressing than ever need to spend better and more sustainably, governments must make sure their procurement systems are supported by sound policy, institutional, market and integrity frameworks.

The Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS) is the universal tool to diagnose and plan procurement reform, and ultimately improve how contracting is carried out.

This very first MAPS webinar will provide an overview of the methodology and present its Secretariat. Through listening to real cases across the world, participants will learn about the impact a MAPS assessment can bring, as well as discuss issues, challenges and key elements to bear in mind when carrying out an assessment. 

This event will also focus on the two newest tools in the MAPS suite: the Sustainable Public Procurement module, which allows any country to assess the quality and performance of its sustainable procurement system, and the Professionalisation module, which explains how the procurement profession can be transformed from an admin function to a more strategic role.


  • Elsa Pilichowski, Director, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Laurent Rucker, Head of the Mission for Democratic Governance, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
  • Hélène N’Garnim Ganga, Director of the Political and Civic Transition Department, Agence Française de Développement
  • Dag Strømsnes, Director for Public Procurement – DFØ Norway
  • Christine Kihl, Senior advisor - DFØ Norway
  • Sofía Prudencio, Executive President – OSCE Peru
  • Paulo Magina, Deputy Head, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division - OECD
  • Vinay Sharma, Global Director, Governance – Procurement – World Bank

Moderated by Nicolás Penagos, Head - MAPS Secretariat

The Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS) is the only tool that assesses public procurement systems in their entirety. It is universal and can be used by all countries - regardless of income level or development status. 

By showing what works and what does not, MAPS can support more efficient reforms for better public procurement systems.

MAPS was originally developed by a joint initiative of the World Bank and the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and it has been used by development banks, bilateral development agencies and partner countries to assess their procurement systems. Its newly created Secretariat is based at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development).

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Published on April 8, 2021

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