Public procurement reform in the Caribbean, trade and common markets

Dawar, Kamala Public procurement reform in the Caribbean, trade and common markets. In: Public procurement in the Caribbean. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC. (Submitted)

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This chapter explores, how, in an increasingly globalized economy, the participation of Caribbean countries in regional trade agreements such as CARICOM, the Commonwealth free trade area and bilateral agreements with countries such as Canada has a direct impact on public procurement reform and modernization. Significant process engineering, IT development and normative arrangements need to be put in place in order to be able to receive bids from other countries. This has political, normative and operational implications that need to be taken into account during a procurement modernization process. This issue becomes a significant challenge as trade agreements infrequently include a public procurement perspective or officials during their negotiations.

This chapter analyzes the participation of the Caribbean countries in these types of agreements, describing the approach taken and the impact on public procurement systems and the reform agenda.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Caribbean, Procurement, Trade
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science
K Law
Depositing User: Kamala Dawar
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 11:27

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