The role of civil servants and political leaders in combating public procurement corruption in Uganda : an empirical analysis

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 16
  • SDG 1
  • Abstract:

    Public procurement is a key tool for improved governance and poverty reduction. However, the procurement function is seriously affected by direct and indirect corruption, which is presumably perpetuated by the political leaders and the civil servants. The politicians approve the procurement plan and budgets as well as do the monitoring of the process while the civil servants technically manage the procurement process. With an increase in the levels of public procurement corruption, a strategy to minimize the trend requires a collaborative approach between these two key stakeholders.