A training course developed for the Ministry of Public Administration of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Public procurement refers to the process of acquisition – by public sector and regulated entities – of goods, works and services. These goods, works and services are required to enable public sector entities fulfil their legal and political mandates in providing the citizens with infrastructure, services and related goods.
At the request of the Ministry of Public Administration of the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh (MOPA), the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), over the period 2015-2018, has designed and delivered several activities to strengthen the capacity of senior officials of the Bangladesh civil service in terms of public procurement knowledge. The training programmes were very well received and future collaboration was envisaged.
Now, MOPA has approached ITCILO to provide an offer for a training, which goes beyond public procurement as such and, on the one hand explores advanced topics in public procurement and on the other hand sheds light on the links to sustainable development and the global development agenda.
This tailor-made course is available upon request and may be customized for local, national, and international organizations. Contact us to learn more.
All the participants of the training programme are high-level civil servants from Bangladesh, including:
All the participants already have at least basic knowledge about financial management, project management, public procurement rules and development administration.
In total 25 civil servants participate in the training programme.
The training programme will utilize training material already developed by ITCILO, presenting the most recent advanced public procurement and broad sustainable development knowledge. Based on these materials the sessions will be tailored to the agreed set of subjects, which will put special emphasis on the latest methodologies employed by the World Bank and other development institutions in the area of public procurement, i.e. particularly the Project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD) and the tools related to it. The specific subjects will be as follows (with the first 5 of them being in the context of the PPSD):
Two study visits included in the programme:
The overall objective of this training programme is to contribute to the better leveraging of public procurement for the purposes of sustainable development in Bangladesh. To this end, the training programme will provide the participants with up-to-date knowledge about advanced aspects of public procurement and at the same time illuminate the broader picture of sustainable development to which also public procurement can contribute significantly.
The trainers use a combination of presentations (delivered by subject-matter specialists), panel and group discussions, individual and group exercises, and case studies.
Participants will be provided with training programme and reference materials covering various topics and modules in the training programme.