Public Procurement and Public Service Delivery in Zimbabwe Local Authorities. A Non-systematic Review

Moses Jachi, Melania Makumbe, Lucia Mandongwe


The study attempts to theoretically explore the influence of public procurement decisions on public service delivery and to propose a structure of the relationship between an efficient public procurement system and the effectiveness of public service delivery. The study hypothesizes that there is a positive relationship between efficient public procurement and effective public service delivery in Zimbabwe local authorities, taking into consideration the mediating effect of corporate governance practices. The study briefly explores the historical background of procurement as an emerging corporate administrative function. Also, a brief review of the relationship between public procurement and public service delivery is outlined. The main objective of this study is to fill the gap in literature on the link between public procurement and public service delivery, and provide an opportunity for future studies to deeply and empirically investigate this relationship.

Keywords: Public procurement, Public service delivery, Corporate governance

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-12-05

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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