Welcome to the Civil Society Procurement Monitoring (CSPM) tool. The CSPM tool is designed to support Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in their efforts to recognize the red flags of corruption in public procurement. The tool has the following components:

  • A Procurement Monitoring Guide (PMG) - Provides detailed guidance on how to monitor public procurement through a forensics and red flags approach;
  • The Country-specific Monitoring Guides (CMG) - Integrate the Procurement Resource Guide with country-level procurement monitoring information;
  • The Monitoring Assistant (MA) - An interactive checklist that facilitates the detection of common red flags of corruption in public procurement;
  • The Links Pages (LP) - Provide links to additional resources for procurement monitoring;
  • The Learning Community (LC) - A forum where users of the CSPM tool can share their procurement monitoring experiences and make suggestions for improving the tool;
  • The Online Training (OT) - A case-study based training that drives users through procurement monitoring and the use of the CSPM tool.

To navigate through the different components, use the menu bar on top. For additional information on the tool, click on "More information on the CSPM tool".

Watch this brief Tutorial Video on how to use the CSPM tool.



Transparency International – USA (TI-USA) gratefully acknowledges the support of the Governance Partnership Facility (GPF), administered by the World Bank, to design and create this Civil Society Procurement Monitoring tool. The project was carried out with the assistance of the consulting firm Claro & Associates, Inc., and civil society organizations Indonesia Procurement Watch and Procurement Watch Incorporated.  We would also like to especially thank Michael Kramer, Galia Ismakova, Mike Burge, Marcela Rozo, Patricia Wittie, who provided advice in the development of the tool.

Special thanks to Laurie Sherman for her support reviewing and editing all materials.

The project was managed by Shruti Shah and Francesco De Simone, Transparency International-USA

The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the various documents are those of TI-USA and do not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank or the donors to the GPF. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work.