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OECD Forum on Public Procurement for SMEs: Small, Medium, Scalable

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This year’s Public Procurement Forum will focus on the linkages between public procurement strategies and SMEs development.

Policy makers and practitioners will debate on:

  • Why and how strengthening those linkages might be mutually beneficial for both the public and the private sector

  • How can a greater engagement of SMEs in public markets have spill-over effects on the whole economy

  • How it can usefully serve multiple purposes such as promoting innovation or strengthening value chains

A new report: The OECD will present its latest findings on the main challenges countries face in this area and insights from good practices for transforming procurement into a strategic function for supporting SMEs development.

Speakers will include EC Commissioner Elżbietą Bieńkowska.

This event is a joint initiative between the Directorate for Public Governance and the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities.