A Correlational Analysis of Public Procurement Policy and Utilisation of Public Funds for Service Delivery in Ondo State (2007-2013)

Kunle Sehinde Benson, Olumide Olusesan Asere, Kazeem Oyedele Lamidi

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This paper investigated public procurement policy vis-à-vis effective and efficient utilization of public fund for service delivery using Ondo State as a case study. Primary and secondary data were utilised for this study. The study universe 1,422 respondents comprised senior officials from selected service delivery ministries, agencies and civil society groups. 284 respondents were selected from sample groups using stratified sampling technique with a sample fraction of 20%. Interviews were conducted to complement the data gathered through questionnaire administration. The results showed that there is about thirty three percent (33%) positive relationship between the application of procurement policy and effective and efficient utilization of public fund for service delivery in Ondo State (r = +0.332, p < 0.01). This paper concluded that public procurement policy had a minor influence on effective and efficient utilization of public fund for service delivery in Ondo State.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/par.v6n1p31

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