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JTPP HELPDESK THEMATIC REPORT ON Research & Development now available!

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(APRIL 4, 2020) In the 6th Thematic Report, JTPP Helpdesk looks more closely  at the public procurement activities of Japanese government organizations related to research and development (R&D).

Japan remains one of the top countries in the world in terms of expenditures on Research & Development. Although close to three-quarters of R&D expenditures are made in the private sector, a large number of Japanese government organizations is active in a wide range of scientific fields. As this concerns the public funds, purchases of R&D equipment and services need to be conducted using procedures that allow public scrutiny. In the 22-page Report we look at which research organizations are covered by international agreements on government procurement, such as the WTO Agreement on Public Procurement (GPA) and the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and provide an overview of their procurement activities. 

The Report is currently available for subscribers to the JTPP Helpdesk Thematic Reports Mailing List.

For a first glance of the Report, read the introduction here. It is also possible to request a full copy of the report there.  

For those with further questions about the Report a free 'Consultancy Hour' Q&A session will be organised later this month. 

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