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How Green Public Procurement Became a Crucial Pillar for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Strategy

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How Green Public Procurement Became a Crucial Pillar for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Strategy

This document provides an overview of the 3.5 year Green Public Procurement in Bhutan project, led by IISD and supported by the EU SWITCH-Asia program.

It discusses the project’s main accomplishments and impact and explains the approach for implementing GPP as a driver of Bhutan’s green industrial policy. It gives a brief summary of the research that was undertaken on GPP in Bhutan, as well as a snapshot of all the awareness raising and capacity building activities that took place during the two final years of the project. Bhutan has embraced the value of GPP as an important aspect of its development strategy and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Ministry of Finance and other important stakeholders have repeatedly expressed their support and appreciation for the project, as demonstrated through the endorsement of the project’s recommendations on what needs to happen to green public procurement practices in Bhutan.