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Value-Based Procurement as a Tool for Economic Growth

October 1, 2015 • 12:30 – 2:00 pm EDT

Please join us for an expert discussion on innovative efforts surrounding procurement reform, with a focus on USTDA's Global Procurement Initiative. While procurement can account for up to 20 percent of GDP in some developing nations, these systems remain weak. As demand for infrastructure increases across low- and middle-income countries, reducing life cycle costs and improving overall value of services should be a key priority of country governments.

Leocadia I. Zak, Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, will provide insight into the ways in which GPI and other efforts can engage local governments and U.S. corporations abroad.

Featuring a keynote address by:

Leocadia I. Zak
Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Panelists including:

Daniel Gordon
Senior Adviser, Government Procurement Law Program, George Washington University Law School

Andrea Lupo
Director for Global Programs, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Mary Ann Ring
Vice President, Government Finance, GE

Moderated by:

Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development

This event is part of CSIS’ s ongoing “Chevron Forum on Development” series, which seeks to highlight innovative approaches to global development.


Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Conor M. Savoy
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development