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Empowering Women Through Public Procurement

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Women-owned businesses represent one third of the small and medium-sized enterprises of developing countries, but only a fraction of government procurement opportunities for goods and services. This guide helps governments understand what measures to put in place so that more women-owned businesses have access to this important market, which often accounts for 15-20% of GDP. It includes practical national case examples, checklists and overviews for busy decision-makers as well as guidelines for implementation.

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Leveraging public procurement through reform

Women business owners seeking to enter or continue to participate in public procurement markets face significant challenges, from identifying procurement opportunities to meeting the technical and financial requirements imposed by procuring entities. This section presents examples of some common challenges faced by womenowned businesses and techniques to address them.

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