Relevant Acronyms

The following are some of the acronyms which you will encounter in the Procurement Forum and the forthcoming Procurement Consultative Meeting.

ADB Asian Development Bank
ADETEF Association pour le Développement des Échanges en Technologies Économiques et Financières
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
AusAid Australian Agency for International Development
BOS Business Opportunities Seminar
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
COSO Central Operations Services Office
CWRD Central and Western Asian Department (ADB)
DMC Developing Member Country
EA Executing Agency
EARD East Asia Regional Department (ADB)
EU European Union
FIDIC Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils
IADB Inter-American Development Bank
IFAWPCA International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations
ILO International Labor Organization
ISDB Islamic Development Bank
OEDC Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
PARD Pacific Department (ADB)
PIA Project Implementation and Administration Course
PIFS Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
PMU Project Management Unit
PPS Public Procurement Service (Korea)
RETA Regional Technical Assistance
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SARD South Asian Department (ADB)
SERD Southeast Asian Department (ADB)
TI Transparency International
UNDP United Nations Development Program
WB World Bank