Procurement and development effectiveness: A literature review

December 2009 | European Network on Debt and Development

This document has been commissioned by Eurodad as part of the project “Assessing and improving aid effectiveness implementation through civil society research and advocacy”. Its purpose is to provide a literature review on development-related procurement policies and practices. The aim of the review is to advise on how to identify the contribution and potential of procurement policies and practices for development effectiveness. The document aims to be a tool for ongoing research. Within the framework of procurement and development, the contents of this review include literature references to public procurement theory and also policies and practices of developing country governments, aid agencies, international organisations and, when relevant, literature dealing with the implications of the use of procurement as a development tool for relevant international agreements (e.g. WTO, OECD).

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