Value-Based Procurement as a Tool for Economic Growth
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
Senior Adviser, Government Procurement Law Program, George Washington University Law School
Director for Global Programs, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Mary Ann Ring
Vice President, Government Finance, GE
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.