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Towards a New Strategy for Progressive Procurement

29 July, 2021

This policy report investigates the use of social clauses in public procurement and outlines a strategy for a new approach to procurement in the South to maximise the social value that can arise from the spending of public money. The report examines how social clauses in procurement contracts can be used to support environmental goals, to increase labour standards, labour activation and the creation of apprenticeships/ training, or to promote the participation of SMEs and those from marginalised groups in order to ensure that public spending promotes the public good.