IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canadian-based, public policy research institute that has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research into sustainable development. The institute is a non-partisan, charitable organization specializing in policy research, analysis and information exchange. Through its head office in Winnipeg, Manitoba and its branches in Ottawa, Ontario; New York, NY; and Geneva, Switzerland IISD applies human ingenuity to help improve the well being of the world's environment, economy and society. IISD is undertaking a three-and-a-half year project in Bhutan, funded by the European Union, that seeks to develop practical approaches to scale up government demand for environmentally and socially sustainable goods, services and infrastructure. The Green Public Procurement in Bhutan (GPP-Bhutan) project will provide a cross-cutting industrial strategy to support Gross National Happiness and the "Middle Path," which together form the core of Bhutanese development priorities. The GPP-Bhutan project seeks to: 1) increase the environmental, social and economic multipliers of public consumption; 2) provide an incentive for sustainable production among suppliers, including SMEs; and 3) build demand-side and supply-side capacity to write and respond to GPP tenders.