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Apply for ITCILO Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

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by Impactpool
in partnership with ITCILO

Published on: 22 March 2019

The Master is a flagship programme of the Turin ITCILO centre (United nations campus) delivered as a first-level master’s degree by the Faculties of Law and Management of the University of Turin and in collaboration with UNCITRAL.

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This Master prepares students to apply their knowledge in a range of executive and managerial functions connected with public procurement management and its supervision

It provides students with direct access to expertise from academia, international organizations, think-tanks and the private sector to respond to current and future challenges

It explores the legislative, regulatory, organisational and managerial foundations of a modern public procurement system.

Within the Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development Program, the Sustainable Development cluster of the ITCILO offers a series of Specialized Courses. These courses are a focused and in-depth look to each of the corresponding subjects, enabling the target participant to attain a high degree of knowledge and proficiency in an abridged amount of time and are open to participants wishing to attend a specialized short course.

The available short courses are listed below:

  • Supply chain management for procurement practitioners: Logistics, insurance policies and Incoterms
  • Procurement management of physical services
  • Procurement management of goods
  • Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects
  • Procurement audit and systems for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption
  • Advanced contract management
  • Balance sheet analysis and assessment tools for procurement practitioners
  • Sustainable Procurement: social, economic and environmental considerations in Public Procurement
  • Public-private partnership policies: Legal framework and competition requirements
  • Procurement audit and systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption
  • E-procurement
  • Works procurement management


The overall objective of this master’s programme is to help bridge the current deficit in qualified human resources and to enable procurement professionals to cope with the challenges of regulating, executing and monitoring public procurement in an economic and socially responsive manner.
At the end of the programme, you will have acquired a full spectrum of knowledge and skills covering: 

  • internationally accepted principles of governing sound public procurement systems
  • legislative and regulatory frameworks, as well as corresponding institutional models for successful discharge of the functions of a modern procurement system
  • economic theory, assessment tools and financial analysis techniques, as well as accounting standards relevant to public procurement operations
  • strategies and instruments for embedding social, environmental and human rights at the relevant steps of the procurement process/supply chain
  • promotion of corporate social responsibility through public procurement
  • execution of the procurement process for goods, works and services (including innovative contracting modalities like public-private partnerships and e-procurement)
  • risk management in procurement operations
  • procurement audit
  • control and reporting techniques for procurement operations
  • design of systems for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption in public procurement
  • general interpersonal skills (negotiation techniques, team building and report writing)


The programme targets:

  • public procurement practitioners, managers and officials from ministries, local government bodies and public expenditure supervisory bodies
  • procurement and financial auditors from the public and private sector
  • project managers and procurement personnel from investment and technical cooperation projects financed by development agencies, e.g. IFIs, the United Nations, the EU, NGOs
  • recent university graduates who intend to work in the field of public procurement or public expenditure management
  • procurement trainers and professionals involved in the development and implementation of national procurement professional training programmes and certification schemes
  • procurement practitioners from the private sector
  • procurement consultants and procurement advisors

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Career Success Stories

"A high-quality educational programs in a great international and diversified academic environment"

Read the career success story of Ahmad Shah Naqshbandi, a former ITCILO student who is now the working at the National Procurement Authority of the Administrative Office of the President in Afghanistan.

'Being a participant of the Master Program in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development was an important breaking point in my professional career"
Read the career success story of Bojan Kreševljaković a former ITCILO student who is now Head of Procurement department.

"This Program has had a huge impact on my professional development"

Read the testimonial of Guranda Machaidze a former ITCILO student in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development.

"The Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development was the most enriching moment of my career"
Read the career success story of Madoda Mngomezulu a former ITCILO student who fast-tracked his career progression from Director to a Chief Executive of the Procurement Regulator.



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