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Procurement from developing countries

  • Data: Supplier countries | Developing countries | Categories | Organizations | Suppliers | Collaboration | Sustainable procurement

             

  • In 2002, the General Assembly requested the Secretary–General to encourage organizations of the UN system to take further steps to increase procurement opportunities for suppliers from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. In response to this request and in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN organizations have continued to increase procurement from these countries.

    In addition to the benefits realized by the recipients of goods and services the UN procures, procurement from developing countries can help to stimulate capacity growth, economic activity and employment where the goods and services are created. As a result, the ASR reports procurement statistics by country, as well as statistics on procurement from developing countries, countries with economies in transition and least developed countries. 

    The dashboard below shows procurement by year, category and country for each economic status grouping.

  • In the dashboard above, the Procurement by category chart shows data at the highest category level (UNSPSC segment). Data on more detailed category levels is available on the Categories page.

    You can click the dashboard elements to filter the dashboard. Hold the control or command key while clicking to select more than one chart element. To see data for only one development status, click the relevant legend icon above one of the charts. To select one or more years of data only, click and drag across years on the "Procurement by type" chart.

    Note: There is no established convention for the designation of development status countries or areas in the UN system. However, for analytical purposes, the dashboard above classifies all countries into one of four broad categories: developed countries; developing countries; countries with economies in transition, and least developed countries (LDCs). The ASR follows the country categorizations defined by UNCTADstat, with the exception of LDCs, for which the M49 standard is followed.

     


  • The Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement is produced by UNOPS on behalf of the United Nations.
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