Public Procurement as and Industrial policy Tool: An Option for Developing Countries? Rainer Kattel and Veiko Lember

The article investigates whether developing countries should use public procurement for development, and should they join the WTO formulated Government Procurement Agreement. In conclusion, the authors suggest a mix of direct and in-direct public-procurement-for-innovation.  In order to do this, developing countries need to develop the policy capacity to take advantage of the complex and multi-layered industrial policy space still available under WTO rules.

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