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GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT: TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION

Technical co-operation events

The following tables provides an overview of the WTO Secretariat's main technical co-operation events in the field of government procurement since the adoption of the Doha Development Mandate in 2001. The tables cover GPA Geneva workshops, regional events, national seminars and symposia.

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 GPA Geneva workshops

Event

Date / Venue

Participants

Workshop on the Agreement on Government Procurement Geneva, Switzerland
1–3 July 2008
Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, FYROM, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Ukraine, Viet Nam and Yemen
Workshop on the Agreement on Government Procurement

Geneva, Switzerland
10–12 July 2007

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Albania; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Botswana; Brazil; Cameroon; Chile; China; Colombia; Croatia; Egypt; FYROM; Georgia; Ghana; India; Iran; Iraq; Jordan; Kyrgyz Republic; Macao, China; Malaysia; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; New Zealand; Oman; Panama; Philippines; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Chinese Taipei; Turkey; and Ukraine.
Workshop on the Agreement on Government Procurement

Geneva, Switzerland
27–29 June 2006

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Albania; Algeria; Argentina; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Cameroon; Chile; China; Colombia; Croatia; FYROM; Georgia; Iraq; Iran; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyz Republic; Lebanese Republic; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Oman; Panama; Russian Federation; Samoa; Saudi Arabia; Serbia; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Chinese Taipei; Tajikistan; Turkey; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; Yemen.
Workshop on the Agreement on Government Procurement

Geneva, Switzerland
6 to 8 June 2005

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Albania; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Bulgaria; Cameroon; Chile; China; Colombia; Croatia; FYROM; Georgia; Jordan; Kyrgyz Republic; Moldova; Mongolia; Oman; Panama; Sri Lanka; Chinese Taipei; Turkey.
Workshop on Accession to the Agreement on Government Procurement

Geneva, Switzerland
27 to 28 May 2002

Albania; Argentina; Australia; Bulgaria; Cameroon; Chile; China, P.R.; Chinese Taipei; Colombia; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Georgia; Hungary; Jordan; Kyrgyz Republic; Latvia; Lithuania; Malta; Moldova; Mongolia; Oman; Panama; Poland; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Turkey.
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Regional events
Event
Date / Venue
Participants
Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Central and Eastern European and Central Asian Countries Vienna, Austria
7 to 9 September 2009
Activity sheet for the course
Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Workshop on Government Procurement for African countries (English) Accra, Ghana
16 to 18 June 2009
Activity sheet for the course
Botswana, Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
Workshop on Government Procurement for Arab and Middle East countries Tunis, Tunisia
8 to 10 June 2009
Activity sheet for the course
 
Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia (host), United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Workshop on Government Procurement for African countries (French) Niamey, Niger
2 to 4 December 2008
Activity sheet for the course
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo DR, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equitorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia.
Workshop on Government Procurement for the Caribbean Kingston, Jamaica
8 to 10 July 2008
Activity sheet for the course
Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; St Kitts Nevis; Saint Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad & Tobago.
Workshop on Government Procurement for Latin American countries Montevideo, Uruguay
20 to 22 May 2008
Activity sheet for the course
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay (Host) and Venezuela.
WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for English-Speaking African Countries Accra, Ghana
25 to 27 April 2007

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Botswana; Ghana; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Arab and Middle East Countries

Muscat, Oman
18 to 20 December 2006

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Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman (host), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for French-Speaking African Countries Countries

Libreville, Gabon
14 to 16 November 2006

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Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon (host), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia. Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon (host), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia.
WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Caribbean Countries

Bridgetown, Barbados
13-15 June 2006

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Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti (fr. LDC); Jamaica; Montserrat; St Kitts Nevis; Saint Lucia; St Vincent Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad & Tobago.
WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Latin American Countries

Buenos Aires, Argentina
5–7 April 2006

> Documents

Argentina (Host); Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; México; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Uruguay; and Venezuela
WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for English-Speaking African Countries

Gaborone, Botswana
20 to 22 September 2005

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Botswana (host); Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Seychelles; Swaziland; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; and Zimbabwe.
Joint WTO-Singapore Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Asia-Pacific Economies

Singapore,
6 to 8 July 2005

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Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; Fiji; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Korea, Republic of; Lao; Macao, China; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Singapore (Host); Sri Lanka; Solomon Islands; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; Tonga; Vanuatu; and Viet Nam.
Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Central and Eastern European and Central Asian Countries

Istanbul, Turkey
28 to 30 June 2005

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Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkey (Host), Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Arab and Middle East Countries

Amman, Jordan
1 to 3 March 2005

> Documents

Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan (Host), Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Joint WTO/IDB-INTAL Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Latin American Countries

Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
26 to 28 October 2004

> Documents

Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic (Host); Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; México; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Uruguay; and Venezuela.
Joint WTO/IDB-INTAL Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Caribbean Countries

Trinidad & Tobago
18 to 20 October 2004

Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; St Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; and Trinidad and Tobago (Host).
Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Francophone African Countries

Libreville, Gabon
31 August
to 2 September 2004

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo DR, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Gabon (Host), Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia (see remarks)
Regional Government Procurement Workshop for English-speaking African Countries

Accra, Ghana
8 to 10 June 2004

Botswana; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Seychelles; Swaziland; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
Regional Government Procurement Workshop for WTO Members and Observers in the Asia-Pacific Region

Manila, Philippines
18 to 20 May 2004

Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; Fiji; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Korea, Republic of; Lao; Macao, China; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; the Philippines; Samoa; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Solomon Islands; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; Tonga; Vanuatu; Viet Nam.
Joint WTO/IDB-INTAL Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Latin American Countries

Buenos Aires, Argentina
28 to 30 July 2003

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Joint WTO-World Bank Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Francophone African Countries

Dakar, Senegal
8 to 11 July 2003

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo DR, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia.
Joint WTO-World Bank Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Anglophone African Countries

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
14 to 17 January 2003

> Programme and background materials

Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Joint WTO/IDB-INTAL Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Caribbean Countries

Kingston, Jamaica
12 to 14 November 2002

Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; St Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; and Trinidad and Tobago (Host).
IDB/WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Central American Countries

Costa Rica
5 to 6 September 2002

Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama.
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 National seminars and workshops

Event

Date / Venue

Participants

The Government Procurement Agreement Macao, China
29 September 2009
 
Macao, China
The Agreement on Government Procurement Hangzhou and Beijing, China, P.R.
29 July to 4 August 2009
China, Peoples Republic of
Agreement on Government Procurement Hanoi, Viet Nam
2 to 3 April 2009
Viet Nam
The Government Procurement Agreement Yerevan, Armenia
10 to 11 February 2009
Armenia
Government Procurement Cotonou, Benin
10 to 11 June 2008
Benin
Government Procurement Oranjestad, Aruba
12 to 13 February 2008
Aruba
National Seminar on the Agreement on Government Procurement

Jerusalem, Israel
29 to 30 January 2007

Israel
National Seminar on Government Procurement

New Delhi, India
11 to 12 May 2006

India
National Seminar on the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement

Beijing, China
28 to 29 September 2005

China
WTO National Seminar on Government Procurement for Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil
26 to 27 October 2005

Brazil
National Seminar on Transparency in Government Procurement

Manila, Philippines
21 May 2004

Philippines
National Seminar on Transparency in Government Procurement

Mauritius
4 to 5 March 2004

Mauritius
National Seminar on Transparency in Government Procurement

Cuba
19 to 21 January 2004

Cuba
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Symposia

Event

Date / Venue

Participants

Symposium on the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): Developmental and Trade Significance, Changing Context and Future Prospects Geneva, Switzerland
11-12 February 2010
Programme and background materials
Geneva-based delegates
Workshop and Information Session on Technical Co-operation and Capacity Building in Government Procurement Geneva, Switzerland
19 June 2003
Geneva-based delegates
Symposium on transparency in government procurement Geneva, Switzerland
9-10 October 2002
Programme and background materials

Geneva-based delegates

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