Welcome to the Research page of the National Procurement Commission of Sri Lanka. This page provides access to research reports, studies, and publications on various topics related to public procurement, governance, and development in Sri Lanka.

1. Objectives

The research conducted by the National Procurement Commission aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Evidence-Based Decision Making: Conducting research to generate empirical evidence and insights that inform policy formulation, program design, and decision-making processes related to public procurement.
  • Best Practices Identification: Identifying and documenting best practices, innovations, and success stories in procurement governance and practices, both domestically and internationally, to promote learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Challenges Assessment: Analyzing challenges, gaps, and areas for improvement in public procurement systems and practices to develop targeted interventions and reforms that address key issues effectively.
  • Impact Evaluation: Assessing the impact and effectiveness of procurement policies, regulations, and interventions in achieving desired outcomes, such as transparency, accountability, value for money, and socio-economic development.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging with stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector, to gather input, share findings, and foster collaboration in addressing procurement-related challenges and opportunities.

2. Research Topics

The research conducted by the National Procurement Commission covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Procurement Policy and Legal Frameworks: Analysis of existing laws, regulations, and policies governing public procurement in Sri Lanka, and recommendations for reforms and improvements.
  • Procurement Processes and Practices: Studies on procurement methods, procedures, and practices employed by procuring entities, including assessment of efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with best practices.
  • Corruption and Fraud Prevention: Research on corruption risks, vulnerabilities, and prevention measures in public procurement processes, including anti-corruption strategies, integrity mechanisms, and whistleblower protection.
  • Sustainable Procurement: Exploration of sustainability considerations in procurement decision-making, including environmental, social, and economic dimensions, and integration of sustainable procurement principles into procurement policies and practices.
  • Technology and Innovation: Analysis of the role of technology and innovation in enhancing procurement efficiency, transparency, and accountability, including e-procurement systems, digital solutions, and blockchain technology.
  • Capacity Building and Training: Evaluation of capacity building programs, training initiatives, and knowledge management efforts aimed at enhancing the skills and capabilities of procurement professionals and stakeholders.

3. Accessing Research

All research reports, studies, and publications conducted or commissioned by the National Procurement Commission are available for download in digital format from the Research page of our website. Users can access the research materials free of charge and utilize them for reference, analysis, and decision-making purposes.

4. Collaboration and Partnerships

The National Procurement Commission collaborates with various partners, including government agencies, research institutions, academia, and development partners, to conduct research and promote knowledge sharing and dissemination in the field of public procurement. We welcome collaboration opportunities and partnerships to enhance research capacity and promote evidence-based policy-making in Sri Lanka.