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Who’s to Blame for the Public Procurement Reform in Croatia?

Ana Hećimović


Keywords: Croatia, Procurement, Bottom-Up, Europeanisation

Europeanisation is a process whereby EU institutions and policies influence national institutions and policies within the various Member States. The purpose of this paper is to explore whether the Croatian public procurement reform in 2011 was caused by the European Union, domestic variables or by diffusion and interdependence of both. The paper argues that the Croatian public procurement reform was caused by diffusion and interdependence between both the European Union and national institutions.

Ana Hećimović is a policy analyst at Partnership for Social Development (PSD) and a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Science of Zagreb University. For the last eight years she has worked on anti-corruption and public procurement policy monitoring and analysis, provided assistance for a number of projects including development of comprehensive public procurement information management system in Croatia <>. Contact: <>.


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