PPI Start-up Meeting, Yogyakarta, July 2010

The Asia Pacific Procurement Partnership Initiative (PPI) held a Meeting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 28-30 July 2010 to develop a work plan and define the outputs of the PPI.

The initial themes identified for this working session (indicated as priorities in the PPI web survey undertaken earlier this year) include electronic government procurement (e-GP); capacity building for more effective procurement monitoring and execution by public procurement agencies (PPAs); and ways in which to promote increased PPA independence. Also conducted was a half-day session on the role of civil society and non-government organizations in promoting better public procurement.

Participants were senior PPA and ministry officials from some of ADB’s DMCs. Among other issues that were addressed were formation of ‘core’ PPI sub-regional and regional working groups (e.g. for South Asia, South East Asia, Central Asia, Pacific, etc). Participants in the meeting set out concrete steps to establish such regional/sub-regional working groups to promote and maintain inter (and intra) country dialogue, cooperation, and collaboration within their respective regions/sub-regions within the next 2-3 years.

The countries which were represented include Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam. In addition, organizations such as Procurement Watch, Transparency International, and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) were represented.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS:

  1. Agenda
  2. List of Participants

PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Procurement Partnership Initiative (PPI) – Setting the Scene by Mr. Ignatius Santoso, Director COS2, Asian Development Bank
  2. The Jakarta Commitment – Overview by Dr. Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo, Vice Minister of National Development Planning, Bappenas
  3. Best Practice: Procurement of Engineering Services by Mr. Akihiko Hirotani, Member – Executive Committee, Federation Internationale des Ingenieurs-Conseils (FIDIC)
  4. The Role of CSO in Public Procurement to Improve Public Procurement Outcomes by Mr. Hani Yulianto, Transparency International – Indonesia
  5. Fitting the Pieces Towards Governance by Ms. Maria Caroline Belisario, Procurement Watch Inc. – Philippines

PHOTOS FROM THE MEETING: