WTO Government Procurement Agreement: A gender lens for action

This report applies a gender lens framework to government procurement through the public provision, consumption and employment channels. It identifies opportunities to develop a gender lens for government procurement in the World Trade Organization to inform and advance the debate among negotiators, trade policymakers and government procurement stakeholders. 


The report urges policymakers and negotiators to ensure consistency between WTO rules and gender-equality policies, make sure that Government Procurement Agreement negotiating processes represent women’s interests, implement and monitor agreements in gender-sensitive ways, strengthen the gender-responsiveness of Aid for Trade initiatives and improve the production and use of gender data and evidence.