A Review of Procurement Bottlenecks in Public Sector Medicine Supply Chains and Practical Approaches Taken to Resolve Them
by Jennifer Antilla, Nigel Coulson, Nancy Cylke et al.
USAID – Deliver Project, Task Order 4, August 2013
This report documents the successes in overcoming procurement bottlenecks, in particular, those that occur at the first mile of the procurement cycle (planning and budgeting; purchasing activity; contract management) of public sector supply chains for medicine. It presents a set of 14 short case studies from various developing countries that illustrate successful strategies that may help stakeholders and concerned parties in other countries solve their own procurement bottlenecks.