Patricia Sarmenta is a Manager at Devex’ Surveys and Advisory Services team. She leads and designs custom research projects and surveys commissioned by leading companies and development institutions. Patricia has previously worked with human rights NGOs and holds a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of the Philippines.
As countries in Asia slip into a pandemic-induced recession, multilateral institutions have proven crucial in mobilizing and channeling funds to support the COVID-19 response. Devex Analytics takes a deep dive into recent funding.
Nations in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific have experienced a range of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from bilateral donors in line with their different political and geopolitical objectives. Devex Analytics takes a deeper look at funding in the region.
In 2015, EuropeAid, the European Commission’s development arm, awarded 909.4 million euros ($974.5 million) in contracts. The bulk of this amount, or 508.5 million euros, went to three types contracts: services, works and supplies. Here are the firms that won the highest value contract awards.
The latest annual statistical report on United Nations procurement shows that the global body spent $17.6 billion on goods and services for its operational activities in 2015, up $400 million from the previous year.
Despite declines in the percentage of Australian ODA channeled to private sector partners, contract amounts were larger in 2014-2015 than in the previous year and six foreign companies broke into the top 15 DFAT private contractors.