Gender-responsive public procurement: the key to fair and efficient public spending in the EU
Public institutions in the EU are major investors, spending some €2 trillion per year on the purchase of goods, services and works. Their procurement practices can directly promote gender equality, support sustainable procurement and improve efficiency in public spending.
This is what gender-responsive public procurement (GRPP) is. Yet policymakers are unfamiliar with this promising approach, and authorities in the EU rarely implement it.