Reforming Public Procurement

Progress in Implementing the 2015 OECD Recommendation

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This report presents progress made by OECD countries and other economies on their adherence to the 2015 Recommendation of the Council on Public Procurement. The Recommendation provides strategic guidance in addressing challenges encountered in public procurement and identifies good procurement practices in order to ensure a strategic and holistic use of public procurement. This report discusses the Recommendation's continued relevance, how widely it has been disseminated, and whether it requires updating or revision.

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Public procurement is a crucial pillar of service delivery for governments, affecting citizens’ lives in areas ranging from energy efficiency to health services. Because of the sheer volume of spending it represents, well-governed public procurement plays a major role in fostering public sector efficiency and establishing citizens’ trust. Governments are also increasingly using public procurement as a strategic tool for achieving policy goals such as environmental protection, innovation, job creation and the development of small and medium enterprises.

English Also available in: French

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