Empowering Women Through Public Procurement

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Women-owned businesses represent one third of the small and medium-sized enterprises of developing countries, but only a fraction of government procurement opportunities for goods and services. This guide helps governments understand what measures to put in place so that more women-owned businesses have access to this important market, which often accounts for 15-20% of GDP. It includes practical national case examples, checklists and overviews for busy decision-makers as well as guidelines for implementation.

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Keric Chin, a private practice lawyer and legal consultant, is the author of this guide. He based it on his 20 years of cumulative experience as an acquisition professional in the United States Air Force and as a government contracts attorney in both the federal government and private practice. He has advised clients on all facets of government contracts formation, administration, and compliance issues, litigated contract disputes and bid protests, and managed government research and development projects. He recently completed a review of New Zealand’s public procurement system for Transparency International New Zealand.

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