European Commission releases study on commodity security

13th December 2007

The European Commission (EC) has released the results of a major study on Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS). The 68-page report offers a technical analysis of the global supply challenge, outlines key recommendations for EC policy formulation, and identifies strategies for effective and sustainable RHCS policies and procedures among EC partner countries. The analysis also draws on two case studies from India and Mozambique.

Readers of the report will find many parallels (and references) to work carried out by Coalition partners. For example, it emphasizes support for the concept of pooled/revolving funds for commodity procurement, expanded public-private partnerships, application of Total Market Approaches, acceleration of the pre-qualification programme, and the active involvement of civil society. A copy of the study is available here.

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