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Mission-oriented public procurement: international examples

This report analyses public procurement as a fundamental tool in the implementation of a mission-oriented approach.

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9 December 2020

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Mazzucato, M. (2020). Mission-oriented public procurement: lessons from international examples. UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Policy Report, (IIPP 2020-20)

Abstract

This report analyses public procurement as a fundamental tool in the implementation of a mission-oriented approach. Public procurement is a significant component of public spending at the global, European and international level. Therefore, using the procurement process to direct and steer can have important effects on the social and economic structure of different countries. This report discusses four international examples (the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark) and outlines some guidelines regarding legal and policy instruments that allow a State to give greater direction to public procurement. The report concludes with some policy implications for green public procurement.