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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Executive summary

The OECD Recommendation of the Council on Public Procurement sets a new standard for public procurement internationally. The Recommendation is the result of collaboration across policy communities within and outside OECD, demonstrating the multi-disciplinary nature of procurement. It supports a comprehensive and integrated approach to the procurement cycle and reflects the growing interest in transforming public procurement into a strategic policy lever for governments. By helping governments better meet their policy objectives, well governed public procurement contributes directly to greater public trust, enhanced well-being and more prosperous and inclusive societies.

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