Public Procurement Initiative

EBRD & UNCITRAL Initiative on Enhancing Public Procurement Regulation is a pioneering programme encouraging more efficient and transparent public procurement regulation in selected countries.

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Launched in 2011 and originally targeting only Mongolia and the CIS countries, the programme successfully progressed as more EBRD countries expressed interest in upgrading their legislation towards the UNCITRAL Model Law standard. By 2021 eleven EBRD countries of operation are covered by the programme.

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EBRD is an international financial institution that promotes transition to a well-functioning market economy.

The Bank, active in almost 40 economies across three continents – from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, to Central and Eastern Europe, to Central Asia – helps countries develop commercial laws and institutions that create a sound investment climate and promote sustainable economic growth.

More information can be found at: https://www.ebrd.com

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The EBRD's Legal Transition Programme (LTP) contributes to the improvement of the investment climate in the EBRD regions by helping create an investor-friendly, transparent and predictable legal environment.

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LTP is the EBRD’s flagship provider of legal and regulatory advisory work and technical assistance, pairing with investment activities to support legal reform at project, country and sector levels needed to strengthen investment climate and build markets. Through its Legal Transition Programme (LTP) the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) promotes commercial law reform in its countries of operation. In 2008 public procurement was included as part of the LTP agenda to foster reform and promote transparency and efficiency of public contracts in the EBRD countries of operations.

More information can be found at: https://www.ebrd.com/what-we-do/sectors/legal-reform.html

UNCITRAL is the core legal body of the United Nations system, operating in the field of international trade law and specializing in commercial law reform for over 40 years. The organization’s mission is the modernization and harmonization of rules on international business.

The UNCITRAL Model Law represents leading international practices in the field of public procurement. These were defined through intergovernmental cooperation and are based on experience from countries all over the world. They reflect leading practices in international procurement and provide universally applicable policy recommendations consistent with international obligations and adaptable to national regulatory frameworks. Built as a template for national procurement legislation, the Model Law provisions give sufficient detail for national law development while being adaptable for different international obligations (WTO, EU, IFIs).


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