CABEI supports the strengthening of Honduras' public contracting system


The kick-off workshop was held within the framework of the implementation of the Assessment of Public Contracting Systems (MAPS) in Honduras.

Tegucigalpa, October 18th, 2022.- With the objective of improving the accountability and transparency of the procurement system in Honduras, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), support the Secretariat for Transparency and Fight against Corruption (STLCC) in the implementation of the "Methodology for the Evaluation of Public Procurement Systems (MAPS)" .

The MAPS assessment will determine the strengths and weaknesses of the system with respect to international best practices in terms of regulations, policies, institutional and operational capacity, market practices and the implementation of international standards of integrity, transparency and accountability. The Regulatory Office for State Contracting and Procurement (ONCAE) will be the institution responsible for carrying out the activities aimed at implementing the evaluation and achieving the objectives identified in the MAPS.

"Honduras is strengthening its institutionalism, integrity, and transparency in the use of public resources, and as the Bank of the region, we are committed to promoting these types of activities, as they generate trust and credibility in line with international best practices," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

The workshop was attended by more than 110 people who were able to learn about the work plan of the evaluation in its different phases: initial, evaluation and validation, and constituted the first approach with public officials directly involved in the processes of contracting, oversight and regulation in terms of legality, integrity, efficiency, competition and transparency. Also, interested third parties from civil society, universities, research centers, media, municipalities, chambers of commerce and professional associations, among others.

As the region's development bank, we are committed to transparency and accountability as essential elements to promote citizen engagement and enhance the impact of our operations in the region.