Time of Event

4:00pm-6:30pm Tokyo time


Public procurement is commonly used by governments in developed countries to promote innovation and socio-economic policy objectives, including small and medium-sized enterprise development and green growth. However, the strategic use of public procurement as a public policy instrument for innovation is still uncommon in Asia and requires a strong enabling environment to overcome associated challenges. 

Cohosted by ADBI, the Public Procurement Service (PPS) of the Republic of Korea, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this workshop examined keys to building innovation-boosting public procurement systems. Session 1 discussed public procurement-innovation dynamics and the strategic use of public procurement to drive innovation and sustainable growth. Session 2 spotlighted the features of an effective public procurement system, related reforms for strengthening innovation, and implementation solutions.

  • Explore how public procurement can be used strategically to promote innovation and growth

  • Exchange strategies and best practices on building and improving public procurement systems for innovation

  • Support innovative and green recovery by advancing the strategic use of public procurement

Target Participants
  • Enhanced understanding of the synergy between public procurement, innovation, and the strategic use of public procurement
  • Improved policy capacity for the establishment of public procurement systems for innovation and sustainable growth
  • Presentations and other workshop materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website
  • Public Procurement Service, Republic of Korea
  • Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development
Workshop Presentations*

How to Use Public Procurement for Innovation
Presenter: Paulo Magina, Deputy head of division, Infrastructure and Public Procurement


Experience of Innovation Procumrent in Rep. of Korea
Presenter: Byounggun Kim, Director of Innovation Procurement Competence Center in Rep. of Korea


Environmental standards for new government buildings
Presenter: Karen English, Director International Procurement and Trade, ADBI PPS OECD Workshop


Public Policy Instruments for Procurement: An Empirical Analysis
Presenter: Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Henley Business School
Dina Azhgaliyeva, ADBI
Maksim Belitski, Henley Business School


Reform of Public Procurement System For Innovation in the Republic of Korea
Presenter: Eungkeul Kim


Innovation Public Procurement: The role of a Competence Centre
Presenter: Luis Ferreira


Republic of Korea's Innovation in E-procurement
Presenter: Minsoo Choi


E-GP trends and innovations in Asia and Pacific
Presenter: Galiya Ismakova, Principal Procurement Specialist, ADB


*Disclaimer: The views expressed in these presentations are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), its Board of Directors, or the governments they represent. ADBI does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for any consequences of their use. Terminology used may not necessarily be consistent with ADB official terms.

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