A range of issues on governance, participation, and accountability, including: citizenship, planning, economic investment, rights, and environmental impact.
Tackling increasing resource scarcity is one of the major challenges to policy-makers in developing countries. An important aspect of resource scarcity involves public goods. Lack of public goods, like health and education, can significantly reduce the welfare of individuals and households and often this affects the poorest the most. In India, these issues are amplified by the existence of a long-standing social structure based around caste and religion.
This was a paper summarising the ethical consumption focus group and survey data of the project. It was accepted and presented at the largest and most prestigious conference in Geography.
This conference paper reflected on the findings of the two reports on sustainable public procurement produced by the project for Chile and for Brazil. Further, it considered how e-procurement systems might support such sustainable public procurement. It was presented at the bi-annual International Geographical Congress, the second-largest international Geography conference. The session was sponsored by the IGU Commission on the Geography of the Global Information Society.
This paper summarised and analysed research findings from focus group discussions which asked Chilean and Brazilian citizens' about their views on sustainable public procurement. It also considers how e-procurement systems such as Chilecompra (Chile) and Comprasnet (Brazil) could be used to coordinate sustainable public procurement. The paper was jointly authored and presented by the PI at the largest and most prestigious Geography conference, the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.