Accelerating Sustainable Development through Sustainable Public Procurement

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Korea, Republic of (South Korea)


The East Asia and Pacific (EAP) forum is an opportunity for peer learning and experience sharing among public procurement agencies of participating counties in public procurement. The 2024 forum focuses on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) and discusses how public procurement can be leveraged to achieve countries’ sustainability goals and accelerate sustainable development. The theme recognizes that EAP countries are critical to global efforts to combat climate change. EAP accounts for one third of GHG emissions and 60% of coal consumption globally and remains highly exposed to climate risks. The region includes 13 of the world’s 30 most climate-vulnerable countries and accounts for 70% of the world’s natural disaster losses, affecting more than 1.6 billion people since 2000. Several EAP countries have also prioritized the growth of small and medium enterprises and the participation of women in national economies, both of which can be catalyzed through SPP.

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World Bank

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