UN purchasing from developing countries hits new high

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.

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  • Patricia Sarmenta

    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.