Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao. Photo by: ADB / CC BY-NC-ND

In 2016, the Asian Development Bank carried out internal and external consultations with a range of stakeholders, to address the question: What needs to be fixed in the bank’s procurement system?

Shorter procurement cycle, focus on quality and improve delivery models and delivery systems, was the response they received.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.