||The impact of Bénin's first public procurement code and its amendment on healthcare equipment acquisition prices
Houngbo P.T. ,
KISHNA Maikel ,
Zweekhorst Marjolein ,
MEDENOU DATON ,
BUNDER- AELEN J. F. G. ,
||Journal of Public Procurement
To satisfy donors and reduce public procurement acquisition prices, Benin has implemented and amended its first public procurement code guided by top-down principles of good governance.
This study aims to measure the impact of the code and its amendment on public procurement acquisition prices of health-care equipment from 1995 to 2010.
A segmented linear regression analysis was performed using interrupted time-series data. The analysis shows that the code and its amendment did not reduce acquisition prices, indicating the limited impact of the code. The authors recommend the implementation of bottom-up processes in establishing the public procurement system, and the development of a reference pricelist of the most widely used health-care equipment, as possible solutions for improving the effectiveness of the code.
||Benin, Public procurement code, Healthcare equipement acquisition
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