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Smart spending to support sustainable development: time for a positive G20 agenda on procurement

Added 13/Jun/12

Eurodad in conjunction with Latindadd have produced a briefing on G20 agenda on procurement.

Mexico has set out five priorities for this year’s G20 summit. They pick up existing themes of past summits, including food security, strengthening financial systems and improving the economic architecture, but add an additional cross-cutting priority:

“Mexico is convinced that the aforementioned priorities have to be enclosed by a renewed political commitment to sustainable development and green growth.”

This emphasis is no surprise, as June’s G20 will directly precede the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio De Janeiro. One key way both summits can help developing countries to create poverty-reducing sustainable economic development is through supporting improved public spending, both by developing countries themselves, and by donors. In particular, the way governments and donors procure goods and services from the private sector can help drive development.

Read the full briefing: Smart spending to support sustainable development: time for a positive G20 agenda on procurement.

For the Spanish version, please click here: Gasto inteligente para apoyar el desarrollo sustentable: es el momento de una agenda positiva del G20 sobre contratación