White Paper – Business Recommendations for Public Procurement Policy in India


Procurement is an activity of finding, acquiring, buying goods, services or works from an external source, through tendering or competitive bidding process. It is an integral part of governance and financial management system of any country and it accounts for a substantial amount of global and national expenditure. In India, estimates of public procurement vary between 20 percent of GDP (WTO estimates) to 30 percent of GDP (OECD estimates).  Its importance can be highlighted by the fact that some of the important ministries of the Government of India such as the Railways, Defense and Telecom devote almost 50 percent of their budget to procurement. As a result, a properly designed and implemented procurement law is long overdue that could improve the financial management and bring large financial and governance benefits in the short and long run.

Governance of Smart Cities


CEGET has been actively working on the smart cities mission in India to promote transparency in governance of smart cities in India.

Understanding the Demand & Supply Equations of Corruption & Fraud

Author : GCNI & Thought Arbitrage

It is an in-depth look at about 100 major corporate fraud that have occurred in India’s private sector over the past 15 years, and puts forth practical solutions that would be useful for corporate houses to both prevent, as well as manage, corruption and fraud.

Integrity Pact in India: Glancing Back and Looking

Author: GCNI & Transparency International

Transparency International’s Integrity Pact is an important tool to help to create a level playing field for business and reduce the costs associated with procurement. The goal of the Integrity Pact is to reduce the chances of corrupt practices during procurement through a binding agreement between the procuring agency and bidders for specific contracts.

The primary objective of the Integrity Pact is to support companies who refrain from bribery by providing assurances that (i) their competitors will also not bribe, and (ii) that the procurement, privatization or licensing agencies are committed to preventing corruption, including extortion, by their officials and to follow transparent procedures. A secondary benefit is that governments can reduce the high cost that corruption imposes on public procurement, privatization or licensing.

Business Case for Anti-Corruption in India

Author: GCNI

The publication presents real anti-corruption case studies of the Indian businesses to show that in long term complying with anti-corruption policies has good returns for the company.

The publication is a first of its kind to be shared from any emerging market.The publication is recommended to be included in the modules of UN Principles of Responsible Management courses, taught in 35,000 Management Institutes around the world.

Business Recommendations for Public Procurement Legislation in India – Working Paper


With the government initializing a second phase of pushing forth the Public Procurement Bill in Parliament, GCNI initiated its second innings in the endeavor. GCNI CEGET’s Working Paper ‘Business Recommendations for Public Procurement Legislation in India’ focuses on seven propositions around – Coverage, Competition, Transparency, Market Access, Grievance Review and Redressal, Probity and Sustainable Public Procurement.

GCNI CEGET Smart City Framework


GCNI CEGET has been actively working on the smart cities mission in India to promote transparency in governance of smart cities in India.