Strategic Purchasing in Jordan’s Health Sector Opportunities for Impactful Change Concept Note  

Strategic purchasing is an institutional procurement process that continuously improves and re-evaluates the purchasing activities of an organization. Organizations implement purchasing strategies to make cost effective purchasing decisions from a group of efficient vendors who will deliver quality goods or services on time and at mutually agreeable terms. "Strategic Purchasing” in the health sector, as per WHO definitions, means active, evidence-based engagement in defining the service-mix and volume and selecting the provider-mix to maximize societal objectives. Improving the strategic purchasing of health services is central to improving health system performance and making progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). n the Jordanian context, the Health Finance and Governance Activity (HFG) undertook a high-level review of the process in the public health system and identified key areas that should be targeted for strategic purchasing interventions.