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India - Procurement monitoring and social accountability : curriculum development program (English)

The devolution of procurement responsibilities to local levels of government is increasingly occurring across South Asia. This trend is significant because increasingly localized decision-making better enables communities to hold government authorities accountable for the effectiveness of public spending, which can lead to various improved development outcomes, such as improvements in quality of service delivery; greater empowerment and understanding by end-users services supplied through public procurement processes; and improved oversight and accountability of service delivery agencies. ... See More +

Working Paper 71399 NOV 01, 2009

Disclosed

India - Social accountability in urban governance : Indian case studies (English)

This report is a compendium of case studies on social accountability for a target cohort of national and state level urban governance government officials at the policy making and implementation levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 71406 NOV 01, 2009

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Activating social audits in Orissa (English)

With the passing of the National Rural Employment Act (NREGA) in 2005, the Government of India established a landmark provision that enables communities to act as watchdogs on local level implementation of the Government's flagship anti-poverty program. ... See More +

Other Procurement Study 71393 NOV 01, 2009

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Procurement and service delivery : an overview of efforts to improve governance of public procurement at local levels in South Asia (English)

Over the past decade, the overly centralized governance structures commonly found across South Asia have begun to change, with program and fiscal responsibility being devolved to local level government authorities and community-based organizations. ... See More +

Other Procurement Study 71398 NOV 01, 2009

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Community based procurement : value for money analysis (English)

In the India operations of the World Bank, there is little evidence as yet to substantiate that community based procurement results in value for money in a fair and transparent manner. ... See More +

Country Procurement Assessment (CPAR) 71394 NOV 01, 2009

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Civic engagement in procurement : a review of eight international case studies (English)

Procurement monitoring is a relatively new field for civic engagement. This paper is a collection of eight selected cases studies which aim to provide examples of practices that have emerged globally in recent years. ... See More +

Country Procurement Assessment (CPAR) 71373 NOV 01, 2009

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Enhanced transparency in procurement through voluntary disclosure under the RTI Act 2005 (English)

Good practices reduce costs and produce timely results; poor practices lead to waste and delays and are often the cause for allegations of corruption and Government inefficiency. ... See More +

Country Procurement Assessment (CPAR) 71395 MAR 01, 2009

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India - Social accountability in the Indian context (English)

This report studies social accountability in the Indian context, beginning with a conceptual framework and history in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 discusses social accountability from a global perspective, including an analysis of how accountability is perceived in developing versus developed nations. ... See More +

Working Paper 71404 MAR 01, 2009

Siddiqui, Nasrin Disclosed