The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA)
Westlands Avenue, Wendy Court, Hse no. 1
David Osieli Rd, Westlands
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TISA in partnership with Open Contracting, International Development Research Center (IDRC) and Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) held an elections agenda setting meeting on the political engagement for aspirants to integrate AGPO implementation as part of their campaign messaging and commitment.
African countries need to improve opportunities for women’s participation in public procurement by reserving a specific proportion of contracts for women-owned/ run enterprises. According to the World Bank, 35% of all SMEs are women-owned, producing around over 30% of GDP in developing economies. More women-owned businesses should be included in public procurement processes.
Kenya’s model of gender procurement is the reservation and preferential allocation of public sector procurement to special categories contemplated in article 21 of Constitution of Kenya 2010 particularly women, youth, and persons with disability. The Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2015 stipulates that thirty percent (30%) of public sector tenders be allocated to the special category groups including women, youth (below 35) & persons with disability.