UNOPS

07/09/2016

UN publication examines how procurement can address the world's most pressing challenges

Around the world, innovative approaches are being developed to support humanitarian aid and drive sustainable development.

From using drones to save lives and spur development, to the private sector fighting human rights abuses in other countries: these are just a few of the ground-breaking ideas in a new publication by UNOPS.

Procurement is one of the main channels through which humanitarian and development aid is delivered. Because of this, it is also a vital component to fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

'Future Proofing Procurement' poses the question: How can we ensure that the procurement field is equipped to meet the world's most complex issues?

Contributors from across the public and private sector, as well as academia, propose innovative solutions to challenges in procurement – while also using procurement as a driving force to solve some of the humanitarian and development challenges of our time.

More details and highlighted articles can be found here​.

All 12 articles from the publication on future proofing procurement, which includes contributions from across the private, public and academic sectors, are available here.​

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