Corruption and Procurement in Asian States

Authored by: David S. Jones

Routledge Handbook of Corruption in Asia

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138860162
eBook ISBN: 9781315716732
Adobe ISBN: 9781317507888

10.4324/9781315716732.ch9

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Abstract

In most Asian states, corruption has been prevalent in the public procurement of goods, services and public works. This has in turn prevented the development of well-resourced public services and a high quality infrastructure and has resulted in poor value for money and financial waste. A further consequence is the lack of equal and fair access to government contracts for business. Corruption has been evident in these states during the various stages of the procurement process from initial registration to contract implementation.

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