Africa’s public procurement and entrepreneurship research initiative (APPERI) seeks to encourage comparative research by university-based scholars around the world on the subject of public procurement and development in Africa. APPERI encourages theory-based and policy-oriented research that bridges academic disciplines and engages public servants and civil society to promote strategic cooperation between the U.S. and Africa; Africa and major international, intergovernmental and private partners in the domains of government contracting, bureaucratic transformation and entrepreneurship in the public sector.
Why is the study of procurement and entrepreneurship in the public sector critical to good governance in the developed and developing countries?
- Promote comparative understanding of market & governance in the public sector
- Manage government waste and enforce accountability
- Prevent corruption and promote trust in government
- Promote regional integration and international cooperation
- Share and build on the practical experience of public servants and local communities engaged in procurement design and negotiation
APPERI commits to upholding academic honesty and to protecting human subjects involved in relevant research projects.