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Sri Lanka wins South Asia Procurement Innovation award

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has received the South Asia Procurement Innovation Award 2017- 2018 at the Fifth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference for a case story on reform by the finance ministry’s Department of Public Finance.

The case study was on a comprehensive guide to project and contract management under the Ministry of Finance intended to streamline and improve project and contract management activities, a statement said.

E.A. Rathnaseela, Director of the Department of Public Finance received the award at the conference held from February 5 – 8, 2018 in New Delhi, hosted by India’s Ministry of Finance of and co‐sponsored by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Islamic Development Bank.

The case story on reform was felicitated as the Best Country Case Story at the South Asia Procurement Innovation Award 2017.

Heads of public procurement of South Asian countries, high‐level government officials responsible for public procurement policymaking; oversight agencies; and representatives from several development partners active in the South Asian region were among the participants of the conference.
(COLOMBO, February 20, 2018)

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