In 2020, the DCED Working Group on MSD published four short papers about designing and managing procurement processes for MSD programmes. The MSD Procurement Papers series was the tangible output of a participatory process which involved 19 senior leaders from donors, implementers, and consultants.
This short paper reports on the outcomes of the process. In 2021, the BEAM Exchange team (which sits within the DCED Secretariat) conducted a follow-up study to understand how this initiative influenced the procurement practices of MSD programme donors and implementers. Two areas of organisational change were visible:
- the key ideas published in the papers have been incorporated into leading MSD training curricula for donors
- six of the 15 organisations (40%) represented in the clinics have started or expanded internal organisational change initiatives in response to the MSD procurement papers