Take a step back to move forward
“Procurement Innovation and Strategy” is the theme of the 14th PRIMO Forum, which was being held in Bucharest on May 8-10, 2018. The event was hosted this year by the Government of Romania, and was co-sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the World Bank, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), SIGMA, OECD, and UNICTRAL.
More than 100 experts attended, including about 50 high-level government officials responsible for public procurement and anti-corruption in 19 countries (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), as well as representatives from IsDB, EBRD, EU, SIGMA, EIB, OECD, UNCITRAL, TI Ukraine, UNDP Ukraine, ILO-Turin, World Bank, and others.
Speakers and participants from all participating countries have presented and discussed their experiences in curbing corruption and fraud in public procurement. Speakers included Dr. Ramona Apostol and Dr. Anne Rainville, both research fellows at the Corvers Chair in Innovation procurement at Maastricht School of Management.