ADB supports developing member countries that conduct self-assessments of national procurement systems. Self-assessment is done using the Benchmarking and Assessment Methodology for Public Procurement Systems, developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

In addition, ADB is piloting a Procurement Review for Effective Implementation tool, which can be applied at both the sector and project levels. This tool explicitly looks at procurement from a wider organizational and staff capacity perspective and, therefore, complements ADB’s governance and capacity development approaches.

Examples of ADB projects focused on national procurement systems