Leveraging Services for Employment, Growth and Equity: Enhancing the Impact of Procurement on Employment Creation

Research Report, Employment Growth & Development Initiative, Human Sciences Research Council

This paper consolidates existing research and data on procurement and employment in South Africa; estimate the total current procurement spend across all three spheres of government, as well as the major procurement items; provide a problem analysis of the constraints to and opportunities for increasing the contribution of procurement to employment creation; develops a draft conceptual framework to guide government’s deliberations on potential interventions and/or programmes; and suggests areas of further research to be prioritised.