The Development and Implementation of Gender Equality Considerations in Public Procurement in Germany

The Development and Implementation of Gender Equality Considerations in Public Procurement in Germany

By E.K. Sarter

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The EU and member states, including Germany, increasingly aim to use public procurement as a lever to promote (gender) equality.
  • However, the literature suggests low prevalence of equality considerations in public-procurement practices
  • An analysis of gender-equality sensitive procurement in Germany finds the design of legal regulations is as important as their existence.
  • Policymakers should create administrative incentive systems to promote the successful implementation of equality considerations in public procurement.

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