Global launch event: Policy Brief on Empowering women through public procurement
Public procurement represents a significant opportunity to build a more inclusive economy, ensure equitable socio-economic recovery and promote gender equality through increased participation of women-owned and women-led businesses in public procurement. Open, accountable, data-driven approaches to public procurement will improve every element of government spending. But for these to be fully effective, they must be inclusive of all businesses.
A new policy brief by UN Women and Open Contracting Partnership summarizes the key challenges women-owned and women-led businesses are facing – and presents the main global approaches and policies that have made a difference across the globe. The policy brief highlights examples of various public procurement policies and approaches from several countries, including Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Kenya, South Africa, and UAE.
- Gheidy Gallo Santos, Presidential Advisor for Women’s Equity, Colombia
- Eric Korir, Director of Public Procurement, National Treasury of Kenya
- Alejandra Sepúlveda, Executive Director, Comunidad Mujer
- Seemin Qayum, Chief, Economic Empowerment Section, UN Women
- Lindsey Marchessault, Director, Data and Engagement, Open Contracting Partnership
- Jade Cochran, Programme Manager, Flagship Programme on Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs, UN Women