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Friday, June 02, 2023


Joint Field Workshop on Public Procurement

Workshop Date: 25th August 2023
Submission Deadline: 28th July 2023

We cordially invite you to submit your research papers to be presented at the Joint Field Workshop on Public Procurement, 2023. This workshop, jointly organized by the Chennai Mathematical Institute and XKDR Forum, aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers to share their research findings and discuss the current and challenging issues which surround public procurement in India. The conference will be organized in-person in Mumbai on 25th August 2023. The workshop will feature the presentation of research papers along with panel discussions.


We invite you to submit quantitative or qualitative research papers from any discipline which broadly cover any of the following topics:

  • design and structure of government contracts;
  • legal frameworks and institutions that play a role in the planning-to-payment stages of procurement;
  • monitoring and enforcement of government contracts (this includes dispute resolution);
  • impacts of inefficient procurement on: public expenditure, the financial health of firms, and the economy in general; and
  • issues in sectors where public procurement is undertaken at a large scale (e.g. health, defence, water and sanitation etc.)

Paper submission

We invite your submissions as PDF files, no later than 28th July 2023, via email to Preliminary versions of the paper may be considered provided that the research question is clearly outlined along with preliminary results.

Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. No submission fee is required. Costs of accommodation in Mumbai and travel within India will be reimbursed. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 28th July 2023
  • Notification of review results: 8th August 2023
  • Workshop event: 25th August 2023

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