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USAID and INCAE join forces to Improve Public Procurement in the Municipalities of Honduras

09 2022 August
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PRESS RELEASE - July 21, 2022

Tegucigalpa MDC - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with INCAE Business School launched the Program for the Improvement of Public Procurement in the Northern Triangle Countries (TEAM-NT Program).

This program has the objective of strengthening the effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of public procurement processes, at the local government level, through training and technical advice for implementation in 21 selected municipalities of the three countries of North Central America.

In a complementary manner, the TEAM-NT Program will promote the participation of relevant public, private and civil society actors to promote the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the agreed improvement agenda, as well as to create public awareness of the relevance and importance of achieve an increasingly efficient, effective and transparent public administration.

In the case of Honduras, 47 officials from six municipalities participate: Central District, Guaimaca, Juticalpa, Santa Lucía, Siguatepeque and Valle de Ángeles. These municipalities will define specific and concrete improvement agendas in their public procurement processes, and will establish indicators to monitor their progress and achievements.

Assistance includes topics such as process management and improvement; the current legislative and regulatory framework for public procurement in the country and its main challenges for municipalities; good international practices in public procurement, data management and social auditing; and organizational coordination and effectiveness, among others.

The event was attended by the authorities and officials of the participating municipalities, National Government authorities, directors of the Association of Municipalities of Honduras (AMHON) and representatives of other key organizations from the private sector and civil society.

The opening remarks were given by Dr. Edmundo Orellana, Secretary of Transparency and Anticorruption, Secretary of State for Transparency and Anticorruption Offices, Eng. Denia Chávez, Governance Specialist of USAID Honduras; and Dr. Octavio Martínez, Director of CLACDS of INCAE Business School.

USAID is the United States Government Agency that offers assistance to more than 100 different countries around the world. USAID has more than 60 years of working in partnership with the government and people of Honduras. USAID programs have contributed to reducing poverty and creating opportunities for Hondurans through programs in health, education, economic stimulation, combating corruption, improving the environment, developing infrastructure, and promoting governance and democracy.

For more information about the program you can go to next link.