Cui bono? Scope, rationales and consequences of the exemption for development procurement in the revised text of the GPA

La Chimia, Annamaria (2015) Cui bono? Scope, rationales and consequences of the exemption for development procurement in the revised text of the GPA. Trade, law and development, 7 (1). pp. 156-184. ISSN 0975-3346

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Abstract

This article critically analyses the scope and coverage of the exemption for development procurement introduced in Art II of the revised text of the GPA. It considers the implications of this exemption in terms of coherence and consistency with the GPA negotiations’ objectives of encouraging developing countries’ accession to the agreement and of expanding the GPA coverage. The paper also reflects on the repercussions of the exemption in terms of aid effectiveness more generally, questioning in particular whether the exclusion of development procurement from the GPA coverage has been a missed opportunity to promote good governance and transparency in the public procurement process for aid-financed projects.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 13:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 12:42
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35451

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