Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Emergency Situations

Business Guide | June 2018

ADB’s 2017 procurement policy provides the opportunity to differentiate procurement approaches according to country conditions and to avoid a “one size fits all” approach. 

Operating in fragile and conflict-affected situations, and in the context of an emergency, carries enormous challenges. The nature and capacity of local industries, the capacity of local public administrations, and the usual stringent requirements imposed on contractors, suppliers, and service providers, all require careful adjustments for procurement to be efficient. ADB’s 2017 procurement framework provides the opportunity to differentiate procurement approaches according to country conditions. Therefore, this guidance note offers procurement practitioners on projects financed in whole or in part by an ADB loan or grant, or by ADB-administered funds, simplified and flexible procurement measures to respond adequately to the challenges of procurement in fragile, conflict-affected, and emergency situations.

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Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Emergency Situations in ADB Operations
  • Procurement Flexibilities in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Emergency Situations
  • Appendix: Flexibility Measures Available in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Emergency Situations