Namibia is putting in place measures to increase local procurement by supermarkets © 123RF
Namibia is putting in place measures to increase local procurement by supermarkets © 123RF

Use procurement to boost growth, says AfDB

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
15 March 2018

Governments and businesses in East and Southern Africa are being urged to use procurement to stimulate economic growth.

The African Development Bank (AfDB), in its African Economic Outlook, said manufacturing in East Africa “should receive public procurement support”, while firms and governments in Southern Africa should “redesign their supply chains” to lower barriers to entry for SMEs.

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