“Identification of corruption risks in public procurement”


The module “Identifying corruption risks in public procurement” came to an end, within which the listeners had an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge about the budget, its formation, about public procurement and corruption risks arising in their implementation, also covering topics on monitoring public procurement. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the trainees gained skills in tracking procedures, skills in monitoring and using tools to identify corruption in the process of public procurement. We express our gratitude to the expert trainer, Nurida Baizakova, Director of the Public Procurement Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic. She conducted the first part of this module, providing complete information on the current norms of budgeting and regulation of public procurement. The second part of the module was conducted by an expert trainer, Satybekov Bakyt, co-chairman of the National Forum of the Open Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. As part of his part of the module, he spoke about the monitoring mechanisms, shared his experience and gave practical skills to search and analyze information on public procurement in order to identify corruption risks and facts. We are grateful to Mr. Satybekov for the lectures and the organization of two productive guest lectures by Ana Chiabrishvili, Project Manager “Exploring how major international anti-corruption platforms are promoting transparent and accountable public procurement in Georgia and Eurasia” and Viktor Nestuli, Director of the Innovation Projects Program at Transparency International Ukraine. Both guests made interesting presentations on international standards and international experience in identifying corruption risks in the public procurement process. We express our sincere gratitude to our guest lecturers.