Strategic use of public procurement (OECD Government at a Glance: Western Balkans)

Government at a Glance: Western Balkans presents information on public governance in the Western Balkan region. In the chapter 7.2 it also address the public procurement to explain how it can play an important role as a strategic policy lever to advance diverse policy objectives.

In 2019, most of the countries in the Western Balkan region have developed some policies and strategies to support the strategic use of public procurement. In particular, a grand majority of them have procurement strategies and policies supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The Western Balkans less commonly have policies and strategies addressing the strategic use of public procurement to support green procurement (Montenegro and Serbia), innovative goods and services (Montenegro and Serbia), women-owned businesses (Albania and Serbia), and responsible business conduct (Montenegro and Serbia). At the same time, the governments in the Western Balkan region need to exert more effort when it comes to measuring and monitoring the progress made in implementing these policies and strategies.

The chapter 7.2 is available here

The full report here

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  • Other
  • Report


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Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on February 23, 2021
Modified on February 23, 2021