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Global Digital Marketplace

Buying digitally, with social purpose

Homepage of the Digital Buying Guide.

The Government Digital Service worked with organisations across government, alongside multilaterals, to create the Digital Buying Guide. It helps civil servants in governments across the world improve their procurement processes. Read to find out how and why it was created.

Promoting gender equality and social inclusion through public procurement

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The Global Digital Marketplace team and partners at Oxford Insights explain how governments can reform public procurement, making it more inclusive whilst opening up supply chains, giving access to marginalised communities and driving economic growth.

The Global Digital Marketplace Programme: Moving into alpha

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GDS currently works with five partner countries across the world to help them design out corruption through user-centred approaches to procurement. This blog showcases the work from the initial alpha workshops and what’s next for the programme.

Engaging UK suppliers in the Global Digital Marketplace Programme alpha phase

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We've just completed our discovery phase, during which we researched the digital procurement landscape in 5 different countries. We’re now in the process of defining what our alpha phase will look like. Here's what we've learned and what's next.

Podcast: How the Global Digital Marketplace is helping to tackle corruption, a $2.6 trillion problem

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In the latest episode of the GDS podcast, senior writer Sarah Stewart talks to Chantal Donaldson-Foyer, Head of Product, and Warren Smith, Programme Director, about the Global Digital Marketplace.

The Global Digital Marketplace: multi-supplier delivery and what we’ve learned so far

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We’re now in discovery, researching the digital procurement landscape in 5 countries. The aim is to figure out the most useful work to do in the next phase of the Global Digital Marketplace project, and – ultimately – to help tackle corruption globally. Here's what we've learned so far.