International public procurement instrument: securing fairness for EU firms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament gave its final greenlight on Thursday to the new international procurement instrument intended to encourage the opening up of global procurement markets. The International Procurement Instrument (IPI) introduces measures limiting non-EU companies’ access to the open EU public procurement market if their governments […]

Three myths keeping government procurement stuck in the past

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hera Hussain, Senior Advocacy Manager, Open Contracting Partnership Governments worldwide spend $9.5 trillion annually procuring everything from hospitals and bridges to pencils and brooms. To meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2040, however, the world economy needs an […]