Engaging with the Private Sector for Development

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Presentation at Camões
Anna Rosengren and Bruce Byiers
European Centre for Development Policy Management
Lisbon, 25 March 2014

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  • The wide range of private sector actors, counterproductive to talk about PS and PSD in too simplistic terms
  • The latter two can feed the first but not necessairly for finance…
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    1. 1. Presentation at Camões Anna Rosengren and Bruce Byiers European Centre for Development Policy Management Lisbon, 25th March 2014 Engaging with the Private Sector for Development
    2. 2. • Brief background – what private sector are we talking about? • Lessons from other EU Member States - Institution - Instruments - Challenges • The Political Economy of PSD • Implications for Portugal Overview of presentation Page 2ECDPM
    3. 3. ECDPM Page 3
    4. 4. • Private sector development Old agenda: domestic, enterprise growth, value-addition, exports, access to credit, business climate, firm-level skills, industrial policy etc. • Private sector investment for development New agenda: international, partnering with developed country firms, offset risk, link producers & suppliers • Private sector finance for development Input side – promote and leverage private sector finance Three related but distinct agendas : ECDPM Page 4
    5. 5. Private Sector Development … developing country businesses were able to startup and expand Private Investment for Development … there was a way to encourage more inwards investment to link with the local private sector Private Finance for Development …there was a way to bring in more finance for public (or private) investments Assumptions – development would happen if only….. ECDPM Page 5
    6. 6. • United Kingdom - The Engine of Development, 2008 • Germany - Forms of Development Cooperation involving the Private Sector, 2011 • Sweden - Collaborations with the private sector, 2011 • The Netherlands - The Good Growth Fund, 2013 Lessons from other EU Member States ECDPM Page 6
    7. 7. • Collaboration between Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education and Culture + 70 teams abroad • Activities - Services supporting the internationalisation of business - Influencing the external environment - promoting FDI in Finland - Promoting Finland’s country brand Team Finland ECDPM Page 7
    8. 8. • Donor-led models • Coalition models • Business models • Business-CSO models • CSO-led models Partnership models ECDPM Page 8
    9. 9. Mandate and motivation for actors ECDPM Page 9
    10. 10. • Donor-led - Challenge Funds - Matchmaking facilities • Multi-stakeholder - Public-private dialogue - IDH - Grow Africa • Private-led - CSR - Base of Pyramid PSD Instruments ECDPM Page 10
    11. 11. Donors • Additionality • Donor attribution • Project-level attribution • Result and impact measurement • Agent selection • Fragile states Private Sector • Local markets and regulatory challenges • Market distances Challenges ECDPM Page 11
    12. 12. • Who leads who and what impact will that have on partnership structures? - Donor perspective - Private Sector perspective • The role of national institutions and governance systems. - Policy and operational perspective - Domestic resource mobilisation The Political Economy of PSD ECDPM Page 12
    13. 13. • How to define and understand developmental outcomes? • Linkages between international investment and the local private sector • To what degree can we embrace pilot, experiments and failures using taxpayers money? Other PSD question and issues ECDPM Page 13
    14. 14. • Alignment with current strategy? • Portugal’s PSD strategy ( 1 ) extend to more people and better able access to education and health and other basic social services ; ( 2 ) create and expand to more people and better conditions , access to employment opportunities and income; ( 3 ) foster more and better dialogue and joint action between the public and private sectors in the field of development cooperation . • Priority Sector? - Extractives Implications for Portugal ECDPM Page 14
    15. 15. Thank you www.ecdpm.org www.slideshare.net/ecdpm Page 15

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