Farid Yaker

Farid Yaker, independent SPP expert, led the work of UNEP in Sustainable Public Procurement from December 2008 to March 2023.

He has directed the publication of numerous UNEP publications on SPP including the periodical Global SPP Reviews and the SPP Implementation Guidelines. Farid Yaker supervised the development of the SDG 12.7.1 methodology and the first two data collection exercises in 2020 and 2022.


Farid taught Agricultural economics at the University of Blida, Algeria from 1988 to 1990 before joining the international NGO Enda (Environmental Development Action) after the Rio summit that he attended in 1992. Farid took the direction of the European office of Enda before joining UNEP.


He holds a master’s degree in Agricultural economics from the University of California at

Davis, USA.

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