Unlocking the Potential for Sustainable Urban Development and Local Economic Growth

Together ICLEI and the OECD have launched a new programme for selected cities and regions to foster sustainable development and local economic growth via public procurement.


In recognition of the increasing significance of public procurement to meet taxpayers’ demands for accountability and transparency, the OECD, in cooperation with ICLEI, has recently launched a new project focused on providing selected cities and regions with practical support on how to strategically use public procurement to meet their policy objectives and targets in terms of sustainable development and local economic growth.
Open to ICLEI members, Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement and Procura+ Participants as well as other ICLEI partner cities, the project will contribute to comparative data and statistics on public procurement in cities and regions, provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and evaluate local procurement performance.

Cities and regions interested in joining the project can reach out to Mark Hidson, Global Director at ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre (procurement@iclei.org) or Soo-Jin Kim, Head of the Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD (Soo-Jin.KIM@oecd.org).

For more information on the initiative, please click here.