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  • Innovation in the Methods of Public Procurement in Latin America and The Caribbean: Case studies

    Jiménez, Efraim;Jiménez, Efraim;Jiménez, Efraim;Jiménez, Efraim;Roca, María Eugenia;Roca, María Eugenia;Roca, María Eugenia;Roca, María Eugenia

    Date: Nov, 2017

    In recent years, Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) have modernized their public procurement systems and have been able to increase the efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public resources through new practices and technologies to promote greater competitiveness. The award decision based solely on price to ensure efficiency has also evolved into a multicriteria approach to include, beyond price, quality and sustainability criteria (economic, environmental, and social). Through this study, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) contributes to the dialogue in LAC to promote the use of new public procurement procedures and practices. The study presents four innovative cases of procurement practices used in the region. These are inspired in practices in other regions, such as Europe and the United States. This study identifies some trends in public procurement procedures, which promote more flexible contracting frameworks in order to incorporate additional methods based on a broader approach of Value for Money in accordance with the principles of transparency, efficiency, economy, integrity and fairness. Innovation in public procurement contributes towards the achievement of development goals in the region.


  • Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development

    Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);GoÌ쳌mez-Ã쳌lvarez, David;GoÌ쳌mez-Ã쳌lvarez, David;Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);GoÌ쳌mez-Ã쳌lvarez, David;GoÌ쳌mez-Ã쳌lvarez, David;Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);Rajack, Robin;United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);Rajack, Robin;United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);Rajack, Robin;Rajack, Robin;United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);López-Moreno, Eduardo;López-Moreno, Eduardo;Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);López-Moreno, Eduardo;López-Moreno, Eduardo;Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);Lanfranchi, Gabriel;Lanfranchi, Gabriel;Lanfranchi, Gabriel;Lanfranchi, Gabriel

    Date: Oct, 2017

    A distinctive feature of urbanization in the last 50 years is the expansion of urban populations and built development well beyond what was earlier conceived as the city limit, resulting in metropolitan areas. This is challenging the relevance of traditional municipal boundaries, and by extension, traditional governing structures and institutions. "Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development,â€쳌 encompasses the reflections of thought and practice leaders on the underlying premises for governing metropolitan space, sectoral adaptations of those premises, and dynamic applications in a wide variety of contexts. Those reflections are structured into three sections. Section 1 discusses the conceptual underpinnings of metropolitan governance, analyzing why political, technical, and administrative arrangements at this level of government are needed. Section 2 deepens the discussion by addressing specific sectoral themes of mobility, land use planning, environmental management, and economic production, as well as crosscutting topics of metropolitan governance finance, and monitoring and evaluation. Section 3 tests the concepts and their sectoral adaptations against the practice, with cases from Africa, America, Asia, and Europe.


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