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Addressing Procurement Issues in Official Development Assistance (ODA) Projects

Official Development Assistance (ODA) plays a vital role in driving the socioeconomic progress of developing countries such as the Philippines. It provides additional funding for a wide range of projects, including infrastructure, education, healthcare, and environmental sustainability. However, challenges remain, as pointed out by the National Economic and Development Authority in its annual ODA Portfolio Review. One significant issue highlighted is the delays experienced in ODA projects, often due to procurement-related issues. This CPBRD note explores these challenges, focusing on recent experiences with the implementation of selected ODA projects and the hurdles encountered in the procurement process.


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