Better value from public infrastructure procurement

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Pienaar, M.Cosser
KEYWORDS: CORRUPTION, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11211
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15151

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Abstract

Corruption in public procurement comes at a huge price to government, industry and citizens; it leads to untold costs in terms of the environment, jobs and lives. The infrastructure sector is no exception to this: corruption, alongside mismanagement and inefficiency, is having unprecedented ramifications for stability and progress in the sector. Based on widespread stakeholder interest and extensive research, in this policy brief we advocate a model for public infrastructure procurement in South Africa that has proven efficient and effective in almost twenty other countries around the world.