The Development and Implementation of Gender Equality Considerations in Public Procurement in Germany
By E.K. Sarter
- 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.