Institute for Development Research Riinvest
This study presents the findings of the x-index – a public procurement benchmarking tool – which measures and evaluates the performance of municipalities in public procurement and compares it with best practices. The findings are grouped into three categories, based on the size of the municipalities to provide an objective representation. x-index is based on a statistical model containing 9 sub-indexes, each of which assesses several dimensions of public procurement, and which jointly focus on the areas of transparency, competition, and efficiency. The x-index includes all 38 municipalities of Kosovo and covers their procurement activities in the period JanuaryDecember 2018, consisting of 2649 contract award notices, in total worth over €179 million. The index is constructed based on objective criteria. Data for the construction of the index were obtained from the official e-procurement platform and other official statistics.
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This report was compiled to support the debate at the Annual Economic Forum of the Riinvest Institute (15th November 2023). To enhance the quality of the economic debate, Riinvest Institute aims to organise an annual event in the first part of the fourth quarter of each year with representatives...
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