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Anti-corruption Policy in Public Procurement: Implementation Failures in Ghana and Kenya

Student: Benjamin Odame

Supervisor: Sergey Parkhomenko

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Political Analysis and Public Policy (Master)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2017

As a low-income economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, emerging from wounds of colonization and ushering itself into the development fraternity, Ghana and Kenya have undergone series of transformations in its bid to providing better infrastructure and better living for its citizens through public procurement with the emergence, reforms and practice of greater initiatives to combat huge corruption that comes with this process (Anvuur, Kumaraswamy, & Male, 2006; Authority, 2007). Public Procurement plays an integral role both in developed and developing world in fast tracking development activities thus serving as the major channel for economic success and therefore needs critical attentions dues to its political and economic inferences and vulnerability (Odhiambo, & Kamau, 2003). Once uncommon and limited, most African nations especially with improved reforms and assistance from the World Bank, Public Procurement have materialized as an important alternative means for governments in the provision and improving of economic goals and infrastructural services for citizens while finding best solutions to combat the few challenges that come with it (Agaba & Shipman, 2007). Despite the seemingly better side of public procurement aforementioned, it is important to settle on concrete ways of curbing some of the critical challenges that hinders it main goals and objectives.

Full text (added May 20, 2017)

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