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International Development

The CIPS International Development team works with governments, International Funding Institutes (IFIs) including the World Bank, and its own members to:

  • Increase procurement capacity - the amount of people and resources available to do a job
  • Improve capability - building skills and expertise
  • Help develop strategies, policies and plans to underpin government objectives
  • Plan, develop and deliver public procurement capacity building projects at national, regional and local levels of government, tailored to the operating environment
  • Provide training, advice and commentry on the development of regulations, policy and guidelines
  • Design national qualifications which signal the development of procurement as a profession of choice
  • Develop complementry initiatives linking the public and private sectors


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The CIPS International Development Team is ready to help your organisation achieve best value from your development projects. Please contact us on idt@cips.org

CIPS has a global presence through our offices in South Africa, Australasia, MENA and China. We work on a number of international public financial management and procurement reform and capacity building projects in developing and emerging countries. We have also supported the development of the profession and practitioners in:

Bangladesh Bhutan Botswana
China Hong Kong Kenya
Lesotho Malawi Malaysia
Nigeria New Zealand Papua New Guinea
Phillipines Singapore South Africa
Southern Sudan Swaziland Thailand
Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe


  • Advice and support on the development of governance structures for public procurement
  • Guidance and support in the drafting and development of procurement laws, regulations and policies
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • A wide range of practical training courses ranging from a half day to 5 days plus
  • Tailored training and development programmes which reflect the local operating environment
  • Design and development of many 'compliance-plus' training courses which comprise both the country's procurement rules and regulations and professional and technical knowledge


"This was a treasured experience in my life to get a chance in such a world-class professional qualification course. I learnt many things..."

Ajay Kumar Chakraborty MCIPS, a participant in the CIPS/Bangladesh Governement Public Procurement Reform Project, now a fully qualified member of CIPS.

"Working with CIPS has given us opportunities that were not previously available to us. We believe that offering CIPS qualifications will support our ambition to attract international students which will make a demonstrable contribution to the economy of Bhutan. CIPS has become one of our major international strategic partners for professional procurement qualifications"

Karma Tshering - Director, Royal Institute of Management, Kingdom of Bhutan