EP: procurement policies and illicit flows vital to policy coherence for development2012-11-05
'On 25 October the European Parliament voted through a resolution calling for better alignment of all EU policites to development objectives.'
'As public procurement accounts for 19% of world GDP, the resolution recognises the huge potential that public procurement has "to be a tool of implementing sustainable government policies both in the EU and in its ODA recipient countries."
'Procurement ranks highly thoughout the document, which includes some of the key asks of Eurodad and allies, including fair trade groups, regarding the revision of the public procurement directive. According to the resolution, "public procurement should be effectively used to achieve the overall EU objectives of sustainable development and, therefore, that the future of public procurement directives should enable sustainability criteria to be integrated throughout the process." '