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Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems★ KEY FILE

The methodology for assessment of national procurement systems (MAPS) is intended to provide a tool that developing countries and donors can use to assess national procurement systems. The assessment will provide a basis upon which a country can formulate a capacity development plan to improve its procurement system. This version includes both baseline indicators (BLI) and compliance and performance indicators (CPI). Download or Add to collection
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Sample Terms of Reference for Preparing a Strategic Plan★ KEY FILE

This is a generic Terms of Reference for preparing a strategic plan for procurement transformation that can be adapted depending of the scope and scale of the objectives.Download or Add to collection
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Example of Capacity Assessment Tool for the Health Sector★ KEY FILE

This provides an example of a capacity assessment tool used to support self-assessment of the function capacities in the health sector. The tool was designed to assess function capacities 1) program management: 2) financial management; 3) procurement and supply chain management; and 4) monitoring and evaluation.Download or Add to collection
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Sample Framework for a Procurement Assessment for an Organisation★ KEY FILE

This framework is structured around indicators with related data sources for an assessment at the organisational level. Indicators relate to the steps in the procurement cycle in terms of 4 cores issues: institutional arrangements, leadership, knowledge and accountability. In addition some generic capacities are included. Download or Add to collection
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Sample Terms of Reference for an Assessment★ KEY FILE

This is a generic Terms of Reference for a procurement assessment that can be adapted depending of the scope and scale of an assessment, regardless of whether the assessment is to be conducted by external or internal assessors.Download or Add to collection
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Data Collection Worksheet★ KEY FILE

This table provides examples of data sources for an assessment using the Methodology for Assessment of Procurement Systems (MAPS). It suggests sources relating to each of the Sub-indicators in order to collect data relating to scoring the Baseline Indicators and the level of compliance.Download or Add to collection
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Toolkit for Capacity Development★ KEY FILE

The Toolkit for Capacity Development has been developed to support implementation of the EC’s Strategy for Reform of Technical Cooperation and Project Implementation Units. The document contains a series of tools for assessing and strengthening existing capacities. Download or Add to collection
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Political Economy Analysis - How To Note★ KEY FILE

This Political Economy Analysis - How to Note by DfID provides guidance on the contribution of political economy analysis to development thinking.Download or Add to collection
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Measuring Capacity★ KEY FILE

This paper from UNDP's Capacity Development Group aims to help development practitioners unbundle the question, "what is the measure of capacity?" It presents a framework for better defining, capturing and communicating capacity development results. Download or Add to collection
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Example of an implementation planning worksheet★ KEY FILE

This worksheet can be adapted for use in preparing the initiatives within a strategic plan.Download or Add to collection
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Illustrative Results Framework★ KEY FILE

This results framework takes an example of a strategic goal relating to procurement in a Government. It includes outcomes and indicators that relate to the stability, performance and adaptability of the procurement system which are understood to be indicators of improved capacity. Download or Add to collection
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Example Table of Contents for a Procurement Transformation Strategic Plan★ KEY FILE

This Table of Contents can be adapted to the specific needs of a strategic plan for procurement capacity development. Download or Add to collection
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How to assess change readiness★ KEY FILE

This learning package from LenCD deals with change readiness. The purpose of a change readiness assessment is to analyse the preparedness of the conditions, attitudes and resources, at all levels in a system, needed for change to happen successfully. Download or Add to collection
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Capacity Development - a UNDP Primer

This primer, published by the UNDP Capacity Development Group, provides a simple, cogent and accessible illustration of the UNDP Capacity Development Approach for the benefit of development practitioners both within and beyond the UN development system – a real-world guide to real-world applications to strengthen and contribute to national capacities for development.Download or Add to collection
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UNDP CDG Capacity Assessment Practice Note

The UNDP Practice Note on Capacity Assessment explains the basics of capacity assessments-concepts, entry points, and methodological issues. The Practice Note includes a review of selected organisational assessment tools and develops a default UNDP framework and tool to assess the enabling environment/national level capacity.Download or Add to collection
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Examples of Options to Address Procurement Challenges

This table suggests different types of initiatives that can be used to address various kinds of procurement challenges. Download or Add to collection
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Public Procurement Capacity Development Guide

This Guide by PCDC includes the 5 steps of the UNDP Capacity Development Process and provides guidance on defining capacity development plans for procurement, measuring capacity development and using a monitoring framework. The Guide has been integrated with the OECD DAC Methodology for Assessment of Procurement Systems (MAPS) benchmark and was developed in collaboration with the OECD DAC Task Force for Procurement.Download or Add to collection
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Procurement Capability Review Model and Standards Framework (Version 4.0)

Version 4 the PCR Model for Capacity Assessment of procurement systems. The objective of the OGC Procurement Capability Review Programme is to assist organisations improve their procurement performance by attaining “world-class” standards. This document sets out in one source the top level Review Model, showing the scope and coverage of the model, the Scoring mechanism and the Standards Framework.Download or Add to collection
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Procurement and Supply Management Assessment Tool

This tool is used to assess the procurement capacity of potential Principal Recipients to implement Global Fund grants.Download or Add to collection
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Procurement Competency Framework

This spreadsheet from the Scottish Government has indicators at 5 levels for a wide range of different procurement related competences.Download or Add to collection
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Procurement Competency Self-Assessment Tool

This self-assessment tool from the Scottish Government has indicators at 5 levels for a wide range of different procurement related competences. Download or Add to collection
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Strengthening Country Procurement Systems: Results and Opportunities

This publication from is the OECD/DAC Task Force on Procurement presents the case and country evidence that strengthening of procurement systems has taken place. It documents progress by presenting a number of representative country profiles that look broadly at procurement reform.Download or Add to collection
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Force Field Analysis Worksheet

Worksheet for undertaking a force field analysis. Download or Add to collection
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Procurement Capacity Assessment and Strategy Formulation in Malawi: A Case Study

The Public Procurement Act of 2003 introduced a new legal framework governing public procurement in Malawi. The framework provided for the establishment of the ODPP, which, since becoming operational in 2004, has taken the lead on public procurement reform in Malawi. The assessment was conducted using the OECD/DAC Methodology for Assessment of National Procurement Systems (2006).Download or Add to collection
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Capacity Development Practice Note

This practice note provides UNDP staff and other development practitioners with a basic understanding of the capacities to focus on in a development context, why such capacities are important, how capacity develops and how external partners can support efforts of countries to develop and utilize their capacities to support development goals. Download or Add to collection
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Leadership for Human Development

The purpose of this guide is to provide UNDP country office staff and other development practitioners with a review of some key methodologies and practices in leadership development as well as concepts, and methodologies for systematic application and support in this field.Download or Add to collection
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Incentive Systems: Incentives, Motivation and Development Performance

It is possible to distinguish factors that have motivational effects from other capacity elements. Some are internal, others are external to or “in the environment” of any given system. The question of motivation is inextricably linked with capacity and needs to be analyzed and addressed on all capacity levels: individual, organization and enabling environment.Download or Add to collection
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Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results

This UNDP handbook focuses on the importance of integrating results-based management at the design stage and includes a section on planning. Working consciously towards results requires systematic planning, monitoring and evaluation. The handbook is also intended to help support national capacities in these areas in close collaboration with national counterparts and institutions.Download or Add to collection
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Applying the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations to Strengthen and Transform Public Procurement Systems

This PCDC discussion paper adresses the efforts to strengthen and transform public procurement in fragile states and situations. The analysis includes country examples and lessons learned. Download or Add to collection
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Procurement Capacity Assessment and Strategy Formulation in Malawi - A Case Study

The Public Procurement Act of 2003 introduced a new legal framework governing public procurement in Malawi. The framework provided for the establishment of the ODPP, which, since becoming operational in 2004, has taken the lead on public procurement reform in Malawi. The assessment was conducted using the OECD/DAC Methodology for Assessment of National Procurement Systems.Download or Add to collection