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The government sector has an important role to play as a market regulator and policy-maker. Government is also a big purchaser of technology, and government procurement can have a profound impact on the local technology market.


  • In the past, government procurement processes may have been guilty of overcooking the process and perhaps losing focus on the actual desired outcome. However, as governments strive to become more agile and innovative, tediously slow procurement is no longer viable.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how government procurement reform is a key ingredient for driving national economic development.
  • Learn how governments can drive innovation through government procurement.

Key questions answered

  • Why do governments need to foster the development of small, local technology businesses to create local capabilities in newly emerging markets?
  • Why is the government market often seen as the hardest market to crack?

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  • Summary
  • Technology initiatives receive clear attention at the United Nations
  • Government procurement reform is a key ingredient for driving national economic development
  • Driving innovation through government procurement


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