ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific
At the 8th Steering Group meeting in May 2006, the member countries of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific adopted the final report of their first thematic review on Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement in Asia and the Pacific. At the time, the members of the Initiative agreed to report, two years after the adoption of the document, to report on progress and measures taken to further strengthen procurement frameworks. This document summarizes the progress reports that the members of the Initiative delivered at the 11th Steering Group meeting in May 2008. Countries marked with an asterisk* were not members of the Initiative at the time of the thematic review.
Sustainable public procurement is a tool which allows governments to leverage public spending (between 15 to 25 % of GDP) in order to promote the country’s social, environmental and economic policies. SPP contributes to create markets for appropriate technologies and innovative solutions.
The United Nations Environment Programme has been for a long time a supporter of Sustainable Public Procurement by:
UNEP’s commitment in this field has led to partnerships with various organizations such as the World Bank, the International Training Center of the International Labor Organization, the League of Arab States and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. With these partners UNEP has organized awareness raising events and training workshops in locations such as Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia, Costa Rica, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Italy.