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Innovative Procurement for Health and Industrial Development

Chataway, J   Banda, G   Cochrane, G   Manville, C

January 2016

in ‘Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health’

Mackintosh, M, Banda, G, Tibandebage, P and Wamae, W (eds)

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 978-1-137-54646-3 (hardback)

This chapter aims to shift the literature on health sector procurement into a more developmental mould. It is an innovative procurement chapter in the conceptual sense, addressing the question of how health sector procurement can be developmental both by addressing health sector needs and values and by sustaining industrial suppliers.

It also puts forward innovative arguments, exploring in some detail how procurement can constitute a business asset, and using the example of value-based pricing (VBP) in medicines procurement to explore how
procurement can better address health sector needs in marketized and fragmented lower-income health systems.