Contributions needed for high-profile publication on future proofing procurement

COPENHAGEN – UNOPS is seeking diverse articles for an upcoming publication exploring the evolution of procurement to meet the needs of the future.

The high profile report, which will include an introduction by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will be published as a supplement to the 2015 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement. The supplement will include a range of case studies that contribute to new and useful insights on future proofing procurement – the evolution of procurement to meet the needs of the future.​

​​​Interested academics, researchers, or procurement professionals are invited to submit case studies, research articles, papers, or best practices for consideration. Contributions can focus on any aspect related to future proofing procurement, such as:

  • Public-private and/or other types of partnerships in procurement
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, diverse suppliers and capacity development programs
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Procurement systems efficiency
  • Emergency procurement
  • Procurement and innovation
  • Addressing fraud and corruption in procurement


Authors wishing to submit a paper should provide an abstract of 150 words for consideration by the editors. Abstracts should be submitted via the online form by Monday 22 February 2016. For more information, please contact

Submissions will be reviewed by a group of procurement experts from UNOPS and requested edits will be negotiated with authors individually. Selected authors will be contacted by UNOPS by Monday 29 February 2016, to provide a full article of 750-2000 words by Monday 4 April 2016.​

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

About the Annual Statistical Report and Supplement

Both the Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement​ and its accompanying Thematic Supplement have been published by UNOPS since 2008. The statistical report provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the United Nations system in support of its operations. The report and supplement are widely circulated among UN organizations and Member States, non-governmental organizations, private companies, academics and other stakeholders in the procurement community.

Click here to access past editions of the Annual Statistical Report and Thematic Supplements.​