Gender-responsive Public Procurement
Gender equality action plans or strategies mention public procurement / GRPP as a tool to promote gender equality
A further aspect of GRPP is the extent to which national gender equality action plans refer to public procurement as a tool to promote gender equality. This can take many forms, but GRPP needs to be specifically mentioned when such strategies refer to gender mainstreaming and/or gender budgeting, for example.
Example of gender equality action plans: The fourth action plan for equality between women and men of Brussels
In Belgium, the city of Brussels has further developed the objective of GRPP in its fourth action plan for equality between women and men , notably by providing training on gender issues for procurement officers and producing a more accessible vade mecum for the central purchasing office of the city of Brussels.
How to act
Check if your national/regional gender equality action plans or strategies identify public procurement or GRPP as a tool to promote gender equality.
Mention public procurement or GRPP as an instrument to pursue gender equality goals when revising gender equality actions plans or strategies.