Title: Development of a framework for the implementation of green public procurement in Nigeria

Authors: Temidayo O. Akenroye; Adekunle Sabitu Oyegoke; Ama Bassey Eyo

Addresses: Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC), HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Jahnallee 59, 04109 Leipzig, Germany. ' School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK. ' Bangor Law School, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, UK

Abstract: In many developed economies, green public procurement (GPP) often features as part of the procurement process, enabling public authorities to give considerations to environmental and related sustainable issues. In developing countries, green public procurement is emerging. This study which is focused on the development of a framework for the implementation of GPP in Nigeria aims to contribute to emerging knowledge discussions on GPP in developing countries. The study which is based on a comprehensive review of existing literature on green public procurement and semi-structured interviews with key informants, proposes a framework that highlights essential prerequisites for developing GPP in Nigeria. Using Nigeria as a platform, the study also seeks to provide practical guidance for policy makers in the developing world on the implementation of GPP and advances the debate on key factors necessary for GPP development and implementation in related jurisdictions.

Keywords: public procurement; sustainable procurement; Nigeria; sustainability; sustainable development; green products; green services; eco-labelling; green procurement; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2013.050607

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.1, pp.1 - 23

Published online: 30 Jan 2014 *

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