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Contemporary African Political Economy

Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa

Editors: Ngo Nyeck, Sybille (Ed.)

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This book presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the governance of public procurement reform in Africa. Through a bottom-up approach to case studies and comparative analyses, scholars, practitioners, and social activists write about the organizational mechanisms and implementation gaps in public procurement governance in light of the general premises of national reform. Reforming the ways in which government purchases works, goods, and services from the private sector is one of the most sweeping policy reform undertaken in Africa in the past decade. Despite the transnational scope of policy change, very little is known about the mechanisms of public procurement governance at the subnational level. The argument in this volume is that policy reforms that mitigate contractual hazards along the three-dimensional “law-politics-business matrix” are more likely to bring about meaningful institutional transformation and broader social accountability. Key to substantive transformation of public procurement is the revitalization and professionalization of the public sector to meet the opportunities and challenges of development by contract.

About the authors

S.N. Nyeck is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clarkson University, USA. She is the co-editor of Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory and Citizenship.

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa
Editors
  • Sybille Ngo Nyeck
Series Title
Contemporary African Political Economy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52137-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52137-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52136-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 366
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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