Corruption and lack of transparency pose significant risks to public procurement globally, hindering efficient spending and impeding sustainable development goals. Additionally, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered the vulnerability of procurement systems to inefficiencies and corrupt practices.
UNDP FairBiz's work on sustainable and open public procurement in ASEAN significantly advanced in 2021. Remarkably, the Report from the Regional Dialogue organized in October puts forward a set of recommendations identified as immediate priorities for the Procurement Community, from improving procurement processes and using available technology to investing in gender-responsive business contracts.
With only 8 years left to achieve the SDGs, systemic reforms are much needed and UNDP could play a pivotal role in enabling and nurturing a sustainable public procurement ecosystem.


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