Public procurement as an instrument for implementing economic policy (experience of EU countries)

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The article explores the experience of a number of EU countries. It is revealed that in the EU countries there is growing interest in using public procurement policies for food security by promoting the development of farms, small farmers entering the national market, increasing their incomes, developing rural areas, improving quality nutrition. The main directions of transformation of public procurement policies in the agri-food sector are green public procurements (GPP), aimed at solving environmental problems, and sustainable public procurements (SPP). At the same time, inclusion of quality criteria in the public procurement system and access to the market public procurement of small agricultural producers requires solving a number of problems, including increasing the professionalism of state buyers, introducing innovative methods in boards using modern technology. In addition, the multisectoral nature of these initiatives requires coordinated action between different sectors of the economy at all levels. The conclusion is drawn on the need to transform the Russian government procurement policy in accordance with the target guidelines of economic policy in modern conditions.

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Boris A. Kheifets

Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Sciences; Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.

Doctor of Science (in Economics), chief researcher of Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Department of World Economy and World Finance of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

32 Nakhimovskii Ave, Moscow, 117418, Russian Federation; 49 Leningradskii Ave, Moscow, 125167, Russian Federation

Veronika Yu. Chernova

The State University of Management


Candidate of Science (in Economics), Associate Professor of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations of the Institute of Marketing

99 Ryazanskii Ave, Moscow, 109542, Russian Federation


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