In most African economies, public procurement and supply chain practices are not adequately leveraged to support accelerated inclusive and socio-economic development. The combination of low growth and rising unemployment means that most economies in Africa’s economic trajectory is unsustainable. Public procurement and supply chain management has been used explicitly to pursue socio-economic objectives. Beyond the primary goal of advancing social objectives, procurement is leveraged towards generating employment, enhancing domestic manufacturing capacity, and supporting the nascent renewable energy industry. Governments devote significant portions of their budgets to procuring goods, services, and infrastructure. This enormous purchasing power needs to be reformed to ensure that the state is buying the most sustainable solutions to address today’s challenges.
WHAT WE DO
AISCR conducts research to assist government institutions to leverage their procurement buying power towards integrated socio-economic empowerment policies, mainstream gender and youth in public procurement and champion the socio-economic empowerment of disadvantaged individuals as follows:
- Procurement Planning and Target Strategy
- Preferential procurement and Set-Aside Requirements
- Strategic Sourcing and Commodity Management
- Enterprise & Supplier Development
- Sustainable Public Procurement
- Equity, Inequality and Diversity
- Gender Responsive Procurement
- Contract Management
- Localisation and industralisation
- Procurement Spend Analysis
- Total Cost of Ownership
- SMME’s Development
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