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Study – Government Procurement Reform in China
Effective Government Procurement (GP) ensures that public funds are disbursed in a cost-effective manner by awarding government contracts to the most competitive bidders, thereby reducing corruption and eliminating preferential procurement practices at both the national and international level. Government Procurement, normally accounting for 10-15% of GDP, can be said to promote competition and is of high importance in the transition to a market-oriented economy.

This is a comparative study that will highlight both international and EU best practice in GP would aim to establish benchmarks for future reform of China’s GP system. It also aims to provide technical support to the Chinese government as it lays the groundwork for accession negotiations to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement.

The study will be completed and available for download by the end of 2006.