The Strategic Purchasing Plan of Panamá

Public procurements account for 17% of the GDP. In January 2009, there were $43 million in purchases made through Panacompras.

Monday, March 23, 2009

With the view that for the strengthening of public administration it is essential to ensure a public procurement system that is "effective, strategic and reliable," the government of Panama issued a strategic plan for a structural reform and modernization of that system.

For the preparation of this Plan, the Panamanian government insists that the experiences of other countries were taken into account, taking advantage of the importance that the subject of efficiency and transparency in public purchases has gotten internationally.

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