Material Supply Strategy in a Crisis (MASSC)

Global crisis procurement: How can countries buy more effectively in the next crisis?

The research conducted between 2020-2021 is a collaboration between PPRC (Public Procurement Research Centre), University of Twente, Erasmus University Rotterdam and IRSPP (International Research Study of Public Procurement), and is funded by a grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (ZonMw) to conduct an international comparative study into the procurement and supply of critical materials, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), tests and ventilators. The aim of this research is to draw lessons from the different supply strategies applied during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Australia to Zimbabwe: 33 countries with 5 main problems

With over 100 interviews from 33 different countries, three practitioner reports are published on procurement strategies for scarce resources.

The full reports can be downloaded here: