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Towards Gender Balance in Public Procurement

By Value for Women, Open Contracting Partnership / 2020

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Region: International

Understanding the Barriers and Solutions to Include Women-Led Businesses

Value for Women and the Open Contracting Partnership developed this research report to document the challenges and opportunities to empower women-led businesses in public procurement. The research examines the challenges women-led businesses experience in public procurement, explores some of the wider challenges of shaping gender-responsive procurement policies, and summarizes key reforms pursued by governments to create fairer and more inclusive procurement systems.

This study sought out to answer the following questions: