Joint Field Workshop on Public Procurement

XKDR Forum and Chennai Mathematical Institute are hosting a workshop on Public Procurement. The sessions will cover discussions on challenges that impact the outcomes of public procurement, and pathways to improving state capacity to contract. We have extensively worked towards building knowledge in this field - you can find our work here.

The YouTube playlist for the event.

September 01, 2023
XKDR Forum, 201, Samarpan Building, Guru Hargovindji Rd, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059
15:30 - 15:40

Opening remarks

Ajay Shah, XKDR Forum

15:40 - 16:20

Session I: Improving drugs procurement through a contract life-cycle approach [Video]

Pavithra Manivannan, Charmi Mehta and Susan Thomas, XKDR Forum

Discussant: Murali Neelakantan, Amicus

16:20 - 17:00

Session II: Exploring opportunities for improving public procurement in India [Video]

Karan Gulati and Anjali Sharma, Trustbridge

Discussant: Charmi Mehta, XKDR Forum

17:00 - 17:10


17:10 - 17:50

Session III: Rethinking innovation policy in India: amplifying spillovers through contracting-out [Video]

R.A. Mashelkar, Former Director General CSIR, Ajay Shah and Susan Thomas, XKDR Forum

Discussant: Yugank Goyal, Flame University

17:50 - 18:30

Session IV: Practitioners’ approach to public procurement

Evaluation of Maharashtra Startup Week Programme

Swati Joshi, CTIER

Causes of Payment Delays in Indian Construction Industry

Amit Kathpalia, Independent

Discussant: Ashok Pal Singh, Formerly India Post

18:30 - 18:40

Summing up

Susan Thomas, XKDR Forum