Gender and equality in public procurement

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OVERVIEW

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and women-led SMEs (WLSMEs) play critical roles in economic growth and development. However, the share of public procurement contracts that are won by SMEs, especially WLSMEs, remain low.  Only 1% of the $11 trillion spent annually on public procurement is awarded to women-owned businesses.

WLSMEs face administrative, financial and procedural challenges in accessing and participating in public procurement markets, due to the complexity and costliness of procurement processes.

Several countries are implementing policies specifically geared towards lowering barriers to entry for WLSMEs, as evidenced by the initiatives in Kenya, Senegal, and Scotland as well as initiatives taken by the World Bank’s own Corporate Procurement.

SPEAKERS

  • Chair: Caren Grown (Gender, Global Director, World Bank) and Vinay Sharma (Global Director, Solutions and Innovations in Procurement, World Bank)
  • Discussant: Hiba Tahboub, Practice Manager, Governance-Procurement, World Bank
  • Moderator: Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Senior Procurement Specialist, Governance Global Practice, World Bank
  • Remarks: Nagaraju Duthalari, Lead Procurement Speicalist, World Bank
  • Keynote Speaker: Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies; Government Contracts Advisory Council Professorial Lecturer in Government Contracts Law, Practice & Policy, George Washington University Law School

PANELISTS

  • Alastair Merrill, Vice-Principal, Governance at University of St Andrews
  • Eric Korir, Director of Public Procurement in the National Treasury, Kenya
  • Sofya Muradyan, Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank
  • Adam Rubinfield, Procurement Specialist, World Bank Corporate Procurement

For more information about the event and the World Bank's work on public procurement, check out: Gender and Equality in Public Procurement & Procurement for Development

PRESENTATIONS

Women in Public Procurement: What is a woman-led business?

Gender and Equality in Public Procurement: Perspectives from Scotland

Gender and Equality in Public Procurement Republic of Kenya

Access to public procurement and the private sector perspective

Gender Responsive Procurement at the World Bank Group

Authors

Nicholas Nam

External Affairs Specialist

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Jamine M. K. Madara
February 19, 2021

Kindly confirm me as a participant

Nagaraju Duthaluri
February 22, 2021

Please join on the event on March 11 using the link in this blog. There is no registration.

Joyce Mutale
February 22, 2021

Kindly confirm me as a participant.

March 11, 2021

Dear Joyce, you can watch the event here on this page.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Thanks Jamine for your interest. Please follow this blog, link to livestream will be published here

FELIX MARTIN
February 19, 2021

The WLSMEs lack behind in growth , particularly during this pandemic period on account of factors such as finance , poor management and decline in demand for their products . Though these factors already existed even before the pandemic , this period has severely affected the growth especially the micro institutions run by SHGs for the reasons that their product do not have the sophistication that other manufacturers of similar product in the market. It would be opt to discuss the remedial course open to treat this ailment.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Thanks Felix for your insights. Indeed, there is so much work to advance WLSMEs into different markets including public procurement. We would be interested to share your views during the session if you can post your views here

Anil Ramteke
February 19, 2021

This is a great initiative and I would be happy to be part of this event. I am basically IRSS officer on deputation to JNPT Mumbai as Chief Vigilance Officer.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Thanks a lot Anil for your interest. Please post your thoughts here to share it with other participants during the session. looking forward learning from your experience.

Idah C. Chella
February 19, 2021

I will join the meeting on 11th March 2021 from Zambia Public Procurement Authority, Lusaka, Zambia.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Thanks a lot Ida for your interest. Zambia has achieved good progress on this agenda. Please share and post here the excellent ZPPA's examples or RDA's success stories on advising WLSMES in public procurement

Ilaz Duli
February 19, 2021

Gender and Equality in Public Procurement

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Hello Ilaz; please join this event and if you have any question/comment to the panelists, please post here. We have very distinguished speakers and you can direct your comments to any of them here.

CHAIR: Caren Grown (Gender, Global Director) and Vinay Sharma (Procurement Director)
DISCUSSANT: Hiba Tahboub, PM, GOV-PROC, WBG
MODERATOR: Nazaneen Ismail Ali
KEY SPEAKER: Jessica Tillipman - Assistant Dean, GW Law
PANELISTS:
Alastair Merrill - Vice Principal, Governance at University of St Andrews
Eric Korir - Director of Public Procurement in the National Treasury, Kenya
Sofyia Muradyan – Senior Private Sector Specialist, WBG
Adam Rubinfield – Procurement Specialist, WBG Corporate Proc.

kitty villani Cohen
February 22, 2021

How to help women in this gender equality battle?
Teach boys and men to respect and consider women as equal, with the same rights and same obligations. Encourage women's development. Woman's equality is not a project. It is a way to live everyday life. Let's not build schools blindly without assessing. The schools women can attend should continue to finance further technical education. Education Help women acquire and own land. Gender equality in procurement is at the top of the iceberg. We need to construct trust and confidence with the need to train men to recognize equality.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Hello Kitty and nice to hear from you. Indeed, education at all level is key to advance women's development. With regard to public procurement; it is important to improve the market dynamics at both the demand and supply sides and build awareness of role of women in public procurement

Jane Mwangi
February 25, 2021

I would like to join the discussion on gender and public procurement.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Thanks Jane for your interest. Please send us your commentaries/remarks here and will try to allocate time or respond during the session if time allows

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Please join on the event on March 11 using the link in this blog. There is no registration.

Richard Mumbi
February 28, 2021

Hello,
Thank you for the Invite and please confirm me as a participant and possibly a discussant.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Hello Richard;
Many thanks for your interest. Please share your comments/intervention here and will share during the event if time allows. There is a huge interest in the subject and we are considering a series of similar events to use public procurement to empower socio economic polices

Tom Wilson
February 28, 2021

We scored highest in the Stonewall UK benchmark

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Hi Tom;
Can you please share your success story here to shed light on it during the event?

Molebogeng Mazibuko
March 02, 2021

I would like to participate as one who considers self an inclusion scholar, I believe the platform is an opportunity to learn more.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Thanks for your interest. Please follow this blog for livestream and you can share your comments/questions here.
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Marie Lopato
March 02, 2021

How covid is affecting the current procurement changes in governments?

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

This is a very important topic and good idea for our upcoming events.

parashu
March 03, 2021

Look forward to it.

Simon
March 04, 2021

Hi. I would love to listen live but this event is midnight in my time zone. Will you record the event? Thanks.

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

yes, the session will be recoded and replay will post here

Robert Kinge Anyoni
March 08, 2021

Very good programme indeed. Empowering women through procurement I'd the best way to go. Am happy Kenya is one of the leading examples in the world.

Suleiman salihu
March 08, 2021

I want grow up with business and help thousands of peoples

Merona
March 08, 2021

FYI

Richard Mumbi
March 09, 2021

Will be attending.

Dr. Ahmed Taqi-ud-deen Sa-eed
March 09, 2021

Please, i wish to join the conversation and i hope you will confirm me as a participant.

March 11, 2021

Dear Ahmed, you can watch the event directly on this page where you can also provide your questions and comments.

Ronald Sang
March 11, 2021

Kindly confirm me as a participant.

Tissie Msonkho
March 11, 2021

Yes.

Ndida
March 11, 2021

I agree

Ndida
March 11, 2021

Hello

Please confirm me as a participant. Thank you

March 11, 2021

Dear Ndida, you can watch the event directly on this page.

Tissie Msonkho
March 11, 2021

I agree

Nazaneen Ali
June 10, 2021

Welcome everybody. We will start in 30 min

Naïda Mohamed
March 11, 2021

Thank you

Giulia Botta
March 11, 2021

Good morning I am Giulia Botta, consultant at the International Training Center of ILO in the Procurement Cluster of the Sustainable Development programme. I am conducting a PhD with a project proposal in “Public Procurement and Human Rights: a challenge for states, international organizations and corporations to advance Sustainable Development” and I am very interested in gender responsive public procurement.
I have a question specific on the reformed WB Environmental and Social Framework context, are there any discussions to introduce a ESS specific for gender equality?

Rupak
March 11, 2021

Is there any Problem in the blog ? I am not getting connected .

March 11, 2021

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Annon.
March 11, 2021

How can e-procurement be used as a tool to support gender equality and the development of women-owned SMEs?

Sharon Rogers, MCC
March 11, 2021

The English and Arabic channels have suddenly become switched.

March 11, 2021

Dear Sharon, we had a brief technical glitch but the issue has been resolved. Thank you for tuning into our event today.

Hilary Sienrukos
March 11, 2021

This is a great panel, a very important topic.