This brief argues that well-established and functioning public procurement systems are key to ensuring that public finance allocations are sustainable and just. Sustainable procurement has the potential to create synergies between innovation, market growth, and environmental protection and to be a finance mechanism for just transitions. The authors identify key areas in which Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries need to improve in order to make their public procurement functions more strategic. They briefly summarize lessons learned from a review of procurement systems and conclude with a list of foundational resources on public procurement.
This brochure explores how member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development can improve their public procurement functions, and summarizes lessons learned from a review of public procurement systems.