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The Transparency International Bangladesh on Wednesday said four public entities scored zero in management and effectiveness criteria under its study on the e-government procurement.

Local government and engineering department, roads and highways department, water development board and rural electrification board are the entities.

Their scores were also much lower in transparency and accountability ranging from 19 per cent to 30 per cent, said TIB   while releasing its study report on The Governance in Public Procurement: Effectiveness of E-GP in Bangladesh in a virtual programme.

Commenting on the findings, the TIB executive director Iftekharuzzaman said the E-GP had failed to curb the corruption.

He blamed the political inertia for the ineffective E-GP, introduced since 2008 under a World Bank-funded project to increased transparency in public procurement, one of the lucrative areas for corruption globally.

In the study, the TIB recommended a dozen of suggestions to increase effectiveness of the E-GP.

News Courtesy: www.newagebd.net

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