12 June 2014. ECDPM. 2014. Thematic Focus: Private Sector Development. GREAT Insights Magazine – Volume 3, Issue 6. June 2014.
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That private sector is a key engine for economic prosperity is stating the obvious in the eyes of business people. For development cooperation actors, however, the role of private sector in development, and how to engage it, is a less familiar and more challenging issue.
- Working with the private sector for a stronger link between growth and poverty alleviation Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development
- Private Sector for Development: How private investments have helped mining sector growth Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, CEO Kalagadi Manganese Company, South Africa
- The Dutch approach: combining aid and trade and working together for effective private sector development Jeroen Roodenburg, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
- Team Finland doing good home and abroad Leena Pentikainen & Mika Vehnämäki, Finnish Government
- Swedish Experiences of Challenge Funds; Case of Innovations Against Poverty Ola Möller, Jenny Åkerbäck, (Sida), Lena Eriksson-Åshuvud (PwC)
- Corporate sustainability emerging as major driver in the UN’s post-2015 agenda Georg Kell, UN Global Compact
- Africans doing business in Africa: The impact of a midsized private company in the Ugandan economy Maggie Kigozi, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Uganda
- Private sector development: The role of food and agriculture business (FAB) principles Natalia Federighi, YARA International, Norway
- Ending hunger: Not without the smallholder farmers! Arif Husain, World Food Programme
- Inclusive economic growth through women’s entrepreneurship promotion: What works and what doesn’t? Saskia Vossenberg, Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands
- Co-creating new partnerships for financing sustainable development: The Furntech partnership model Michael Reddy, Furntech, South Africa