Innovative Procurement for Health and Industrial Development

Published in: Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2016), Chapter 13, pages 243-260

Posted on RAND.org on May 05, 2017

by Joanna Chataway, Geoffrey Banda, Gavin Cochrane, Catriona Manville

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Part II of this book has demonstrated that building synergies between health systems and industrial development is a complex process of reshaping the politics and political economy of the two systems. A key tool for building and sustaining health-industry relationships, as Smita Srinivas observes above and as some Part I chapters also emphasized, is procurement. Yet procurement remains under-researched and over-simplified as a technical, linear, ordering and delivery process (see Chapter 8), rather than an exercise in deepening and strengthening the domestic economy through market and non-market relationships building.

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