A Framework for the Adoption of Blockchain-Based e-Procurement Systems in the Public Sector: A Case Study of Nigeria

Temofe Isaac Akaba, Alex Norta, Chibuzor Udokwu, Dirk Draheim

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Abstract

Public procurement constitutes a core government function for providing goods and services to citizens. The overall success of a digitized public-procurement function yields progress and economic growth for the nation. In this research, we analyze the potential of blockchain-based systems to enhance effectiveness, ease, and transparency in public procurement in the case of Nigeria and identify the current challenges facing public procurement, i.e., lack of trust and transparency among critical stakeholders in the procurement process, systems that only weakly support transaction recording and documentation, complex process structures, corruption in institutions involved in the procurement process. To address these issues, a blockchain-based framework is developed to enable interoperability of information-systems involved in the procurement process, increase citizen participation in eliciting project requirements and to enable a more transparent project monitoring and auditing. We apply the framework to a case study with respect to identifying on-chain activities that enable system interoperability, e-participation and project auditability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResponsible Design, Implementation and Use of Information and Communication Technology - 19th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2020, Proceedings
EditorsMarié Hattingh, Machdel Matthee, Hanlie Smuts, Ilias Pappas, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Matti Mäntymäki
PublisherSpringer VS
Pages3-14
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030449988
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event19th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2020 - Skukuza, South Africa
Duration: 6 Apr 20208 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12066 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2020
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CitySkukuza
Period06.04.202008.04.2020

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Interoperability
  • Procurement
  • Project-monitoring
  • Smart contract

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