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A Global Procurement Partnership for Sustainable Development : An International Stocktaking of Developments in Public Procurement : Synthesis Report (English)

Efficient procurement procedures save time and money, opening up much needed fiscal space, yet modern public procurement can also serve as a tool for achieving broader socioeconomic policy change. Government purchasing decisions, including more strategic use of technology, can be used to maximize value for money as defined by a concept of “value” that goes beyond fiscal savings to include broader policy goals such as environmental sustainability, support for small enterprises, or protection of vulnerable groups in society. This report outlines the key challenges and opportunities in moving toward modern procurement systems around the world and makes the case for a global procurement partnership to strengthen development effectiveness through better understanding and implementation of procurement reforms.


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    Fagan,Joseph, Piga,Gustavo, Trepte,Peter-Armin, Tiwana,Omar Hayat, Sharma,Vinay, Mozammel,Masud

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    The World Region,

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    Synthesis Report

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    impact of climate change; global gross domestic product; Procurement Policy; External and Corporate Relations; multilateral development bank; state-owned enterprise; Public Procurement System; Value for Money; social value; public procurement reform; social and environmental; public procurement practice; Electronic Government Procurement; law and regulation; global financial crisis; use of technology; opportunities for corruption; context of work; public procurement activity; natural disaster preparedness; transparent public procurement; public procurement environment; disadvantaged social groups; Business Process Design; public procurement function; rehabilitation of criminal; internet of things; enactment of law; incentives for supplier; freedom of association; public procurement authority; protection of minorities; national policy objective; submission of bids; greenhouse gas reduction; shares of contract; reduction in tax; public sector reform; trade and competitiveness; better service delivery; impact of policy; Public Financial Management; civil society oversight; global supply chain; privileges and immunity; time and resource; procurement decision-making process; quality of public; planning and design; development partner; public purchasing; policy tool; procurement transaction; procurement process; environmental sustainability; green procurement; good governance; strategic objective; human rights; fiscal space; government purchase; green product; Ownership Share Type; international environment; inclusive development; recent years; fiscal saving; environmental consideration; medium enterprise; practical skill; government spending; strategic approach; contract management; global partnership; manufacturing process; circular economy; collaborative effort; good procurement; contract monitoring; participatory design; improving governance; enhanced transparency; citizen participation; national economy; regulatory system; contextual factor; knowledge exchange; vulnerable group; climate crisis; government process; economic sector; public resource; back end; active engagement; electronic system; demand management; open competition; environmental damage; procurement position; governance mechanism; core objectives; business community; financial inclusion; professional training; Social Protection; environmental stewardship; procurement entity; new technology; procurement rule; private enterprise; economic efficiency; local content; measure of use; increased transparency; contract implementation; Procurement Framework; information access; work status; conflict zones; citizen engagement; artificial intelligence; cleaner product; price reduction; empirical research; comparative data; crisis recovery; graphic designer; value creation; product category; environmental performance; cost efficiency; long-term perspective; opportunity cost; water quality; collaborative networks; document management; technological progress; low wage; forced labor; video streaming; contractual condition; business environment; procuring entity; new product; local economy; beneficial ownership; long-term competitiveness; improving productivity; contracting authority; social status; governance system; environmental legislation; social stability; procurement program; raw material; migrant worker; fair trade; labor management; unsafe working; human traffic; internal system; short-term training; processing speed; digital service; downstream activities; downstream activity; government provision; Public Goods; e-government procurement; policy priority; negative externality; cultural priorities; possible future; social enterprise; increased accountability; social purchasing; active promotion; social impact; social outcome; original work; public authority; public money; positive externality; Social Welfare; external affairs; procurement regime; political debate; Economic Management; global pandemic; Political Economy; innovative process; management companies



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Fagan,Joseph Piga,Gustavo Trepte,Peter-Armin Tiwana,Omar Hayat Sharma,Vinay Mozammel,Masud

A Global Procurement Partnership for Sustainable Development : An International Stocktaking of Developments in Public Procurement : Synthesis Report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.