Policy report

Integrating responsible business conduct in public procurement supply chains: economic benefits to governments

Government procurement Business ethics Supply chain

Public procurement represents a major share of government spending. Even though adequate regulatory and strategic frameworks exist, the uptake of responsible business conduct considerations in public procurement is relatively low. Given the relevance of the economic argument for governments, this paper provides insights for policy-makers and practitioners on the economic benefits of integrating responsible business conduct in public procurement supply chains. It analyses both direct and indirect economic benefits, and looks into the broader impact on businesses and individuals beyond national borders.

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OECD Public Governance Policy Papers 14