The MAPS Analytical Framework
Elements of the MAPS
MAPS consists of the following elements:
- a user’s guide with instructions on how to conduct a MAPS assessment
- instructions on how to analyse the country context
- the indicator framework in four thematic pillars (each pillar includes indicators, sub-indicators - qualitative and quantitative - and assessment criteria):
- A glossary to ensure clarity of the indicator framework and assessments
- A suite of supplementary modules that allow a focused analysis of specific areas
- Support tools, such as templates, that can provide support in conducting a MAPS assessment (see below)
Who can do a MAPS assessment?
- The MAPS methodology is open and can be used by anyone.
- MAPS assessments can be done by all countries – both as a self-assessment or with the help of external partners.
- Assessors must have extensive knowledge and experience in public procurement, be free of conflicts of interest and carry out objective and impartial work.
- If countries would like to receive a certification, assessments have to follow a set of rules and a quality standard, verified by the MAPS Secretariat.
Assessment step by step