Meanwhile, the global body’s latest annual procurementreport noted that three organizations in particular experienced soaring demand in 2014:UNICEF, the U.N. Procurement Division and theWorld Food Program.
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Confirming atrend that has gained ground in the past decade, U.N. procurement from developing countries and economies in transition continued to grow, accounting for 64 percent in 2014 — the largest share to date. Similarly, 96 percent of last year’s surge in procurement was supplied by vendors from the “global south.”
Manola De Vos is a development analyst for Devex. Based in Manila, she contributes to the Development Insider and Money Matters newsletters. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the European Union.
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