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OECD Public Governance Reviews publishes new report on Innovation Procurement Strategies

16 November 2016

The OECD has published a new report entitled "PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR INNOVATION Good Practices and Strategies." It presents findings from analyzing the state of play of procurement for innovation best practices in OECD and partner countries, and provides a flexible framework focusing on 9 areas to promote innovation procurement. 

The report presents insights from the OECD Survey on Strategic Innovation Procurement, covering 35 countries, and takes stock of the strategic use of procurement for innovation in OECD Member countries and non-Member economies

Read the full report here.

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KEY FINDINGS

  • Almost 80% of responding countries take measures to support innovation procurement, and 50% have developed an action plan for innovation procurement,
  • Nearly half of the countries (49%) reported improved effectiveness or efficiency, or increased user satisfaction following the use of procurement for innovation
  • Private sector is the first contributor (33%) to the success of innovative procurement practices, followed by public institutions or bodies (27%), and research institutions (24%)
  • The most common challenges countries face are related to risk aversion, management, personnel and skills capacity and political support.
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