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 on May 05, 2017

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

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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