Employment through procurement

by Global Sustainable Development, 2008
Research report, Centre for Poverty Employment and Growth, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria

In a concentrated economy, procurement by large companies and government can be an important way of stimulating small business entry and expansion.  A programme of work was established at the HSRC to identify and promote approaches to leveraging Private Preferential Procurement for Employment and Value Creation. The project involved developing and disseminating a knowledge base of procurement strategies to achieve socio-economic objectives, by working with a reference group of large companies, the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and the National Business Initiative (NBI).

This report offers  a review of local and global experiences, focusing on issues such as impact on economy, good practice cases, government involvement and support needed.