Legal frameworks for gender-responsive procurement: A comparative review of regulatory and policy measures and international and national legal norms
Gender-responsive procurement applies a gender perspective to procurement, which is broadly speaking a process at the intersection of a complex web of policies, legal frameworks, business relationships, and market forces that span the globe. The purpose of this report is to increase understanding of the legal, policy, and regulatory frameworks in which procurement is embedded, with a view to supporting the development and implementation of more gender-responsive policies and practices. The intended audience are stakeholders involved in supply chain management and procurement as buyers, suppliers, and policymakers, as well as workers, consumers, and community members. This report is intended to provide an evidence base to reform procurement systems to be more gender-responsive.